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30 to 50 ns liquid-crystal optical switches

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dc.contributor.author Osgood, R. M.
dc.contributor.author Kimball, B. R.
dc.contributor.author Geis, Michael W.
dc.contributor.author Turner, George W.
dc.contributor.author Lyszczarz, Theodore M.
dc.contributor.author Molnar, Richard J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-17T14:25:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-17T14:25:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02
dc.date.submitted 2010-01
dc.identifier.issn 0277-786X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/58583
dc.description.abstract The optical switching times of liquid-crystal cells using 5CB, 5OCB and PCH5 liquid crystal materials have been characterized as a function of applied voltage, V, and temperature, T. The transition time from 90 to 10 % transmission scales as V-2 and is limited to 50 to 30 ns by the breakdown electric field, ~ 106 V cm-1 of the liquid crystal. The time from the initial voltage step to 90 % transmission, delay time, decreases with increasing voltage and approaches a constant value at higher electric fields, >105 V cm-1. Both the transition and delay times decrease with increasing temperature. The minimum transition times at temperatures a few degrees below the nematic-isotropic temperature are 32, 32, and 44 ns and delay times are 44, 25 and 8 ns for 5CB, 5OCB, and PCH5 respectively. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship U. S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (Air Force Contract FA8721-05-C-0002) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher SPIE en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.840281 en_US
dc.rights Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. en_US
dc.source SPIE en_US
dc.subject liquid crystal en_US
dc.subject optical switches en_US
dc.title 30 to 50 ns liquid-crystal optical switches en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation M. W. Geis, R. J. Molnar, G. W. Turner, T. M. Lyszczarz, R. M. Osgood, and B. R. Kimball (2010). 30 to 50 ns liquid-crystal optical switches. Proc. SPIE 7618: 76180J/1-5. ©2010 COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.department Lincoln Laboratory en_US
dc.contributor.approver Lyszczarz, Theodore M.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Geis, Michael W.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Turner, George W.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Lyszczarz, Theodore M.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Molnar, Richard J.
dc.relation.journal Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering; v.7618 en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense PUBLISHER_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Final published version en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Geis, M. W.; Molnar, R. J.; Turner, G. W.; Lyszczarz, T. M.; Osgood, R. M.; Kimball, B. R. en


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