Observation of PDLCs by SHG laser scanning microscopy using a liquid crystal vector beam generator

Ayano Tanabe, Makoto Kurihara, Yuka Saito, Nobuyuki Hashimoto, Yuichi Kozawa, Shunichi Sato, Terumasa Hibi, Tomomi Nemoto

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We have succeeded in observing the structure of the polymer-dispersed liquid crystal cell using SHG laser scanning microscopy combined with the Z polarization generator we have developed. The SHG phenomenon should occur in the boundary between LC molecules and the polymer surface where the inversion symmetry of LC molecules is lost. This method has the advantage of non-destructive measurement compared with the SEM imaging method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VII
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Jan 222012 Jan 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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