Liquid Crystal Phase Modulation

We are always looking to push back the boundaries with liquid crystal structures in both speed and electro-optic effects. Many of the applications we are currently researching could benefit from new, enhanced, specialised liquid crystal (or some other type) effects. This is especially the case for pure phase modulation where it is almost impossible to perform multi-level phase modulation reliably at frame rates in excess of 1kHz. There are a whloe range of activities from blue phase materials to distorted helix ferroelectrics that are part of our quest for fast efficient phase modulation. This includes both glass and silicon backplane devices and covers the wavelength range from ultraviolet through to the longwave infrared.