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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 23 — Nov. 17, 2003
  • pp: 3080–3086

Switchable Fresnel lens using polymer-stabilized liquid crystals

Yun-Hsing Fan, Hongwen Ren, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 23, pp. 3080-3086 (2003)

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A switchable Fresnel zone plate lens is demonstrated using a polymer-stabilized liquid crystal. The fabrication process is relatively simple and the device can be operated below 10 volts with fast response time. Such a device works well for a linearly polarized light.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 16, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2003
Published: November 17, 2003

Yun-Hsing Fan, Hongwen Ren, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Switchable Fresnel lens using polymer-stabilized liquid crystals," Opt. Express 11, 3080-3086 (2003)

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