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Jonathan P. Vernon, Uladzimir A. Hrozhyk, Svetlana V. Serak, Vincent P. Tondiglia, Timothy J. White, Nelson V. Tabiryan and Timothy J. Bunning Optically Reconfigurable Reflective/Scattering States Enabled with Photosensitive Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Cells Advanced Optical Materials 1

Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adom.201200014

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An optically rewritable/reconfigurable patterning method is reported. Circularly polarized (CP) light is employed to write information into cholesteric liquid crystal cells fabricated with a photoaligning boundary layer. Macroscopic scattering areas, patterned via CP light, can be reconfigured into a new pattern by erasing (i.e., returning cell to reflective state) with linearly polarized (LP) light and writing a new pattern with CP light.

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