Superior spatial resolution of surface-stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystals compared to nematic liquid crystals for wide-field-of-view holographic displays

Yoshitomo Isomae, Shintaro Aso, Junichi Shibasaki, Ken Ichi Aoshima, Kenji Machida, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Takahiro Ishinabe, Yosei Shibata, Hideo Fujikake

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We examined the spatial resolution characteristics of surface-stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystals (SSFLCs) to produce an amplitude-Type spatial light modulator with 1 μm pitch pixels for wide-field-of-view holographic displays. We compared the resolution of SSFLCs and parallel-Aligned nematic liquid crystals (NLCs) using small-pitch stripe-shaped electrodes, and concluded that SSFLCs are superior. The enhanced resolution of SSFLCs is attributable to the symmetrical LC molecular alignment achieved by applying opposite-polarity direct-current voltages; NLCs are aligned using alternating-current voltages.

Original languageEnglish
Article number040901
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Superior spatial resolution of surface-stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystals compared to nematic liquid crystals for wide-field-of-view holographic displays'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this