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Two-dimensional finite-element modeling of nematic liquid crystal devices for optical communications and displays

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4 Author(s)
Di Pasquale, F. ; Dept. of Electron. & Electr. Eng., Univ. Coll. London, UK ; Fernandez, F.A. ; Day, S.E. ; Davies, J.B.

A two-dimensional finite-element code is presented for the steady-state analysis of liquid crystal structures in nonuniform electric fields. It is based on a free-energy formulation which includes all three elastic constants and can deal with pure nematic, twisted nematic, and cholesteric liquid crystal materials. The enhanced capabilities of our code allow the design of composite structures made of both dielectric and liquid crystal materials and with arbitrary configuration of electrodes. Unwanted effects, such as the formation of disclination lines in the director orientation, can be accurately predicted. The method has been applied for analyzing pure nematic liquid crystal microlenses with variable focal length and twisted nematic liquid crystal cells for display applications. Numerical results show that a careful choice of the device structures can avoid the formation of defects and improve their performance

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Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 1 )