Laser emission from a polymer-stabilized liquid-crystalline blue phase

Shiyoshi Yokoyama, Shinro Mashiko, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Kiminori Uchida, Toshihiko Nagamura

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The preparation of a polymer-stabilized blue phase containing laser dye was demonstrated along with the measurement of light emission due to stop-band effect of blue-phase photonic crystals. The laser emission in polymer/blue-phase composites, could be measured over a wide range of temperatures. Platelets of the blue phases were grown which exhibited a growth in sub-square-millimeter by applying an electric fields. The results show that in addition to laser applications, polymer stabilized blue-phases could be exploited for various other optoelectronic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 5 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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