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Review of ferroelectric materials usable for passive electro-optic alphanumeric display devices

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Schwarzmüller, Johann
Published in Ferroelectrics. 1976, vol. 10, p. 283-293
Abstract Among optical field effect phenomena of known solid state materials, only three are suitable for alphanumeric displays: (i) electric field switching of the spontaneous birefringence, (ii) electric field induced birefringence and (iii) electric field switching of the spontaneous optical rotatory power (electrogyration). The birefringence effects are necessarily coupled with mechanical deformations, whereas electrogyration is not. Among the known ferroelectrics, only a few, Gd/sub 2/(MoO/sub 4/)/sub 3/, boracites Bi/sub 4/Ti/sub 3/O/sub 12/, Bi/sub 4/TiO/sub 3/ and PLZT come close to meeting the requirements for alphanumeric displays. For large scale production, the development of shear free or very low shear compositions-for single crystals, layers and ceramics-appears mandatory. Possibilities are discussed. Some PLZT compositions are in an advanced development state.
Keywords Electric field switching of the spontaneous birefringenceElectric field induced birefringenceElectric field switching of the spontaneous optical rotatory power (electrogyration)
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Note IEEE Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, Albuquerque, June 1975
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SCHMID, Hans, SCHWARZMÜLLER, Johann. Review of ferroelectric materials usable for passive electro-optic alphanumeric display devices. In: Ferroelectrics, 1976, vol. 10, p. 283-293. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:33967

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