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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 8045–8050

Polarization independent adaptive microlens with a blue-phase liquid crystal

Yan Li and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 8045-8050 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.008045


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Abstract

A new polarization-independent and fast-response adaptive microlens array using a polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal is proposed. With a curved top electrode and planar bottom electrode, gradient electric fields are generated and lens-like phase profile obtained. Optimization process leads to an ideal parabolic phase profile for suppressing spherical aberration.

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

ToC Category:
Adaptive Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2011
Published: April 12, 2011

Citation
Yan Li and Shin-Tson Wu, "Polarization independent adaptive microlens with a blue-phase liquid crystal," Opt. Express 19, 8045-8050 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-9-8045


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