Electrical tuning of selective reflection of light is achieved in a very broad spectral range from ultraviolet to visible and infrared by an oblique helicoidal state of a cholesteric liquid crystal in a wide temperature range (including room temperature). The phenomenon offers potential applications in tunable smart windows, lasers, optical filters and limiters, as well as in displays.
- dimeric materials
- electrical tuning of selective light reflection
- heliconical cholesteric liquid crystal
- nematic liquid-crystals