Glassy nematic liquid crystals were investigated for non-destructive rewritable optical memory and photonic switching. It was found that the number of nematic pendants per molecule are critical to the desired thermotropic property and stability against thermally induced recrystallization. Results showed that refractive indices and optical birefringence can be modulated to a large extent by photochemical means.
|頁（從 - 到）||1061-1065|
|出版狀態||Published - 4 7月 2003|