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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2011
  • pp: 2701–2707

Electrically switchable holographic liquid crystal/polymer Fresnel lens using a Michelson interferometer

Hossein Jashnsaz, Ezeddin Mohajerani, Hossein Nemati, Seyed Hossein Razavi, and Isa Ahmad Alidokht  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 17, pp. 2701-2707 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.002701


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Abstract

A holographic technique for fabricating an electrically switchable liquid crystal/polymer composite Fresnel lens is reported. A Michelson interferometer is used to produce the required Fresnel pattern, by placing a convex lens into one path of the interferometer. Simplicity of the method and the possibility of fabricating different focal length lenses in a single arrangement are advantages of the method. The performance of the fabricated lens was demonstrated and its electro-optical properties were investigated for its primary focal length.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: January 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2011
Published: June 8, 2011

Citation
Hossein Jashnsaz, Ezeddin Mohajerani, Hossein Nemati, Seyed Hossein Razavi, and Isa Ahmad Alidokht, "Electrically switchable holographic liquid crystal/polymer Fresnel lens using a Michelson interferometer," Appl. Opt. 50, 2701-2707 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-17-2701


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