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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2002
  • pp: 865–870

Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal for tunable microlens applications

Vladimir V. Presnyakov, Karen E. Asatryan, Tigran V. Galstian, and Amir Tork  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 17, pp. 865-870 (2002)

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We investigate the electro-optical properties of polymer stabilized nematic liquid crystals produced by in situ photopolymerization technique using Gaussian laser beam. The distribution of refractive index in such structure under the action of a homogeneous electric field reveals a non-homogeneous lens-like character, approximately reproducing the intensity transverse distribution in the photopolymerizing beam.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 19, 2002
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2002
Published: August 26, 2002

Vladimir Presnyakov, Karen Asatryan, Tigran Galstian, and Amir Tork, "Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal for tunable microlens applications," Opt. Express 10, 865-870 (2002)

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