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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 74–79

Switchable polarization-independent liquid-crystal Fabry–Perot filter

Enkh-Amgalan Dorjgotov, Achintya K. Bhowmik, and Philip J. Bos  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 1, pp. 74-79 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.000074


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Abstract

A new approach to a polarization-independent twisted liquid-crystal (LC) structure, where phase difference between orthogonal eigenmodes is tuned to be an integer multiple of 2 π , is demonstrated with a numerical model. For select wavelengths, polarization-independent operation can be achieved by tuning the twist rate and thickness of the LC cavity. Applications can be found in polarization- independent switches and field sequential wavelength selection devices.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2008
Published: December 18, 2008

Citation
Enkh-Amgalan Dorjgotov, Achintya K. Bhowmik, and Philip J. Bos, "Switchable polarization-independent liquid-crystal Fabry-Perot filter," Appl. Opt. 48, 74-79 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-1-74


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