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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 12 — Jun. 13, 2005
  • pp: 4638–4644

Axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystals

Yung-Hsun Wu, Yi-Hsin Lin, Hongwen Ren, Xiangyi Nie, Ju-Hyun Lee, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 12, pp. 4638-4644 (2005)

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An axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystal (SPNLC) device is demonstrated and its performances characterized. Through analyzing the structure of this axially-symmetric SPNLC, we constructed a 3-D model to explain the observed phenomena. The simulation results agree well with the experiment. Two potential applications of such an axially-symmetric SPNLC, namely tunable-focus negative lens and spatial polarization converter, are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2005
Published: June 13, 2005

Yung-Hsun Wu, Yi-Hsin Lin, Hongwen Ren, Xiangyi Nie, Ju-Hyun Lee, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystals," Opt. Express 13, 4638-4644 (2005)

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