We report on the observation of V-shaped switching in a ferroelectric liquid crystal cell over a wide
range of temperatures. Results of the optical transmittance in the visible region give us the helical
pitch for various temperatures of the ferroelectric liquid crystalline compound used. We show that
the helical pitch, in addition to the spontaneous polarization PS and thickness of the alignment
layer of the cell, is an important factor in giving V-shaped switching. A longer or helical
compensated mixture gives a better V-shaped switching.
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