A polarization-independent liquid crystal phase modulator with a large phase shift and low operating voltage is demonstrated. Two orthogonal liquid crystal layers are separated by two anisotropic polymer films which exhibit excellent molecular alignment capability.
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Y. Lin, H. Ren, Y. Wu, Y. Zhao, J. Fang, Z. Ge, and S. Wu, "Polarization-Independent Liquid Crystal Phase Modulator With a Large Phase Shift and Low Operating Voltage," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMU5.
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