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  • Vol. 49, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1069–1074

Polarization-selective diffractive optical elements with a twisted-nematic liquid-crystal display

Cheng-Shan Guo, Shu-Juan Yue, Xi-Lin Wang, Jianping Ding, and Hui-Tian Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 7, pp. 1069-1074 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.001069


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Abstract

We propose a method for realizing a polarization-selective diffractive optical element by using of a single twisted-nematic liquid-crystal display (TN-LCD). We have demonstrated that two orthogonal polarization-encoding channels can be formed using a single TN-LCD operated in some special conditions. Based on the two orthogonal encoding channels, two orthogonal polarized components of a field with any complex amplitude can be holographically encoded and reconstructed and, hence, different output images with different polarization states could be obtained, or a vector beam with spatially inhomogeneous polarization distributions, as well as the desired complex amplitude distributions, could be combined.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2010
Published: February 22, 2010

Citation
Cheng-Shan Guo, Shu-Juan Yue, Xi-Lin Wang, Jianping Ding, and Hui-Tian Wang, "Polarization-selective diffractive optical elements with a twisted-nematic liquid-crystal display," Appl. Opt. 49, 1069-1074 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-7-1069

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