Japanese Journal of Applied Physics

New Photo-Aligned Multi-Domain Liquid Crystal Display Formed Utilizing a Liquid Crystal Polarizer


We developed a new photo-aligned multi-domain liquid crystal display formed utilizing a liquid crystal polarizer (LCP). The LCP was fabricated using double ultraviolet light (UV) exposure and special liquid crystal materials. Any desired multi-domain liquid crystal configuration can be fabricated with a single UV exposure through the LCP. The resulting multi-domain liquid crystal cell made using the LCP showed high resolution with the identical pattern of the LCP and with a high dichroic ratio, comparable to liquid crystal cells made by rubbing.