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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2011
  • pp: 5883–5888

All-optical controlling of the focal intensity of a liquid crystal polymer microlens array

San-Yi Huang, Tung-Chen Tung, Hung-Chang Jau, Jui-Hsiang Liu, and Andy Ying-Guey Fuh  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 30, pp. 5883-5888 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.005883


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Abstract

The current work demonstrates a liquid crystalline polymer microlens array (LCP MLA) with an all- optically tunable and multistable focal intensity through photochemical phase transition. The operational mechanism of the optical tuning is associated with the photoisomerization effect. The proposed LCP MLA device has a focusing unit based on a birefringence LCP and a tuning unit with a light responsive material to control the polarization state of the incident probe beam. The optically variable refractive indices of LCP enable a positive or negative MLA that can control the polarization of incident light to be realized.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

History
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2011
Published: October 17, 2011

Citation
San-Yi Huang, Tung-Chen Tung, Hung-Chang Jau, Jui-Hsiang Liu, and Andy Ying-Guey Fuh, "All-optical controlling of the focal intensity of a liquid crystal polymer microlens array," Appl. Opt. 50, 5883-5888 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-30-5883

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