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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2013
  • pp: 3216–3220

Polarization-independent adaptive lens with two different blue-phase liquid-crystal layers

Yifan Liu, Yan Li, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 14, pp. 3216-3220 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.003216


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2013
Published: May 7, 2013

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-14-3216


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