The influence of orienting layers on blue phase liquid crystals in rectangular geometries

Marzena Maria Sala-Tefelska, Kamil Orzechowski, Filip A. Sala, Tomasz R. Woliński, Olga Strzeżysz, Przemysław Kula

Abstract


In this paper, the influence of homeotropic and homogeneous orienting layers is presented in a cell filled with chiral nematic liquid crystals stabilized in a blue phase. The change of selective Bragg reflection from red to blue light was observed for homogeneous layers in rectangular geometries. The growth of blue phase crystals domains in a glass cell as well an influence of temperature and the electric field on such a structure, are also presented.

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