In order to raise global awareness on how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and its impact on energy, education, agriculture and health sectors, United Nations has declared 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). As the year comes to a close, let us take a look at some featured journal articles on light based technologies. These articles are published by Taylor & Francis and can be accessed from the library subscribed e-journals.
(i) Past, present, and future of fringe-field switching-liquid crystal display – Journal of Information Display, Vol 15 (2), 2014
The article presents the technology behind the fringe-field switching-liquid crystal display (FFS-LCD), its development, technical issues and future advances. The FFS-LCD which was first reported to the public in 1998 has become a major component now for high resolution, high-image quality, low power consumption, and touch screen suitability
(ii) Integrated and topological liquid crystal photonics – Liquid Crystals, Vol 41 (3), 2014
In this article the author presents his views on nematic colloids, applications of these materials in future photonic microdevices and future challenges towards the realisation of integrated liquid crystal microphotonics. He concludes the article with the suggestion that that we could use the fascinating topological variety and flexibility of LCs indicates that they can be used for engineering of novel microphotonic devices based exclusively on soft matter. Continue reading