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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: D87–D95

Optimization of the spatial light modulation with twisted nematic liquid crystals by a genetic algorithm

Joonku Hahn, Hwi Kim, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 19, pp. D87-D95 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.000D87


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Abstract

An optimization technique determining the configuration of optical components in a spatial light modulator is proposed. We study a spatial light modulator composed of a twisted nematic liquid crystal, a polarization state generator, and a polarization state detector. To obtain the desired phase and amplitude modulations, four parameters of the polarization state generator and detector should be optimized. A genetic algorithm is applied in searching the configurations suitable to a given twisted nematic li quid crystal. By embodying the proposed technique, the evolution of the designed cost functions is proved.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

History
Original Manuscript: October 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2008
Published: March 17, 2008

Citation
Joonku Hahn, Hwi Kim, and Byoungho Lee, "Optimization of the spatial light modulation with twisted nematic liquid crystals by a genetic algorithm," Appl. Opt. 47, D87-D95 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-19-D87

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