An adaptive microlens structure is proposed using two polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid-crystal layers whose Kerr constant is largely mismatched. This device exhibits several favorable features, such as polarization independence, simple structure, and good parabolic phase profile. Its applications for 2D/3D switchable displays and other photonic devices are emphasized.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2013
Published: May 7, 2013
Yifan Liu, Yan Li, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Polarization-independent adaptive lens with two different blue-phase liquid-crystal layers," Appl. Opt. 52, 3216-3220 (2013)