Hot pen and laser writable photonic polymer films

M. Moirangthem, J.E. Stumpel, B. Alp, P. Teunissen, C.W.M. Bastiaansen, A.P.H.J. Schenning

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An orange-reflecting photonic polymer film has been fabricated based on a hydrogen-bonded cholesteric liquid crystalline (CLC) polymer consisting of non-reactive (R)-(+)-3-methyladipic acid as the chiral dopant. This polymer film can be patterned easily by evaporating the chiral dopant at specific locations with a hot pen or a laser beam. Removal of chiral dopant leads to a decrease in the helical pitch at the heat treated areas leading to a change in color from orange to green revealing a high contrast pattern. The photonic patterns are irreversible and stable at ambient conditions. This makes such a CLC polymer film interesting as writable photonic paper. © (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies XI
EditorsLiang-Chy Chien, Dick J. Broer, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Nelson V. Tabiryan
Place of PublicationBellingham
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event11th Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies Conference (ELCT 2016) - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 16 Feb 201617 Feb 2016
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Conference11th Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies Conference (ELCT 2016)
Abbreviated titleELCT 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

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