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Polarization-independent multiple selective reflections from bichiral liquid crystal films
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(a) Schematic illustrations of layer: L-PCLC film and layer: PVA film used in multilayered films with homochirality. (b) Schematic illustration of . (c) Simulated reflection spectra of multilayered films with homochirality using normally incident lights with various polarizations. (d) Schematic illustrations of layer: L-PCLC, PVA, and R-PCLC films and layer: PVA film used in bichiral LC films. (e) Simulated reflection spectra of multilayered films with bichirality for various polarized lights. The parameters used were and , , and for PCLC and and for PVA.

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(a) Simulated reflection spectra of a single L-PCLC film with and , , (gray solid line), (black solid line), and (black dashed line) for unpolarized incident light. (b) Simulated reflection spectra of bichiral LC films , , and with the PCLC films with in (a) and the PVA films with and for unpolarized (black solid line), L-CP (black dashed line), and R-CP (gray solid line) incident lights. (c) Simulated reflection spectra of with (upper) and (lower). (d) Simulated reflection spectra of with (upper) and (lower). In (c) and (d), other simulation conditions are the same as those of (b).

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(a) Measured (solid line) and simulated (dashed line) reflection spectra for a single L-PCLC film, , , and for unpolarized incident light. (b) Measured (solid line) and simulated (dashed line) transmission spectra of for unpolarized, L-CP, R-CP lights at normal incidence.

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2014-04-20

Abstract

We have demonstrated polarization-independent multiple reflections covering overall visible region from a bichiral liquid crystal(LC)film with both chiral structures. The bichiral LCfilm was fabricated by an all-solution process using left-handed and right-handed polymeric cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) films with a single pitch and an isotropic polymer film. The multiple reflections exceeding 50% reflectance were clearly observed at various polarizations of normally incident light. This characteristic can extend practical applications of CLCs to polarization-independent devices over broad-band regions.

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Scitation: Polarization-independent multiple selective reflections from bichiral liquid crystal films
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