We present developments using photo-aligned liquid crystal polymers for creating vortex retarders. Polarization properties of devices with different modes and theoretical and experimental point spread functions in Mueller matrix format for these components are presented.
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S. McEldowney, D. Shemo, R. Chipman, and P. Smith, "Creating Vortex Retarders Using Photo-Aligned Liquid Crystal Polymers," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper PDP_A7.
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