Cycloidal nematic liquid crystal cells are capable of high diffraction efficiency in thin layers of materials comparable to the radiation wavelength. We demonstrate switching between diffraction orders of such grating using phase retarder.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
S. V. Serak, H. Sarkissian, N. Tabiryan, L. B. Glebov, V. Rotar, and B. Y. Zeldovich, "Polarization-Controlled Switching in Cycloidal Nematic Liquid Crystals," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JSuA1.
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