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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2014
  • pp: 5252–5258

Infrared liquid crystal polymer micropolarizer

Wei-Liang Hsu, Kaushik Balakrishnan, Mohammed Ibn-Elhaj, and Stanley Pau  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 23, pp. 5252-5258 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.005252


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Abstract

The ability to create arbitrary patterned linear and circular infrared (IR) liquid crystal polymer (LCP) polarizers is demonstrated. The operating wavelength of the thin-film polarizer ranges from 700 to 4200 nm. The linear micropolarizer is fabricated using IR dichroic dye as a guest in LCP host with feature size as small as 4 μm. The circular micropolarizer is fabricated using cholesteric LCPs with feature size as small as 6.2 μm.

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OCIS Codes
(110.5220) Imaging systems : Photolithography
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(130.5440) Integrated optics : Polarization-selective devices

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Materials

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2014
Published: August 8, 2014

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Wei-Liang Hsu, Kaushik Balakrishnan, Mohammed Ibn-Elhaj, and Stanley Pau, "Infrared liquid crystal polymer micropolarizer," Appl. Opt. 53, 5252-5258 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-23-5252


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