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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 422–428

Optimization of nanotube electrode geometry in a liquid crystal media from wavefront aberrations

Ranjith Rajasekharan, Qing Dai, Haider Butt, Kanghee Won, Timothy D. Wilkinson, and Gehan A. J. Amaratunga  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 4, pp. 422-428 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.000422


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Abstract

This paper presents experimental optimization of number and geometry of nanotube electrodes in a liquid crystal media from wavefront aberrations for realizing nanophotonic devices. The refractive-index gradient profiles from different nanotube geometries—arrays of one, three, four, and five—were studied along with wavefront aberrations using Zernike polynomials. The optimizations help the device to make application in the areas of voltage reconfigurable microlens arrays, high-resolution displays, wavefront sensors, holograms, and phase modulators.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: July 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2011
Published: January 24, 2012

Citation
Ranjith Rajasekharan, Qing Dai, Haider Butt, Kanghee Won, Timothy D. Wilkinson, and Gehan A. J. Amaratunga, "Optimization of nanotube electrode geometry in a liquid crystal media from wavefront aberrations," Appl. Opt. 51, 422-428 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-4-422

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