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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2359–2364

Polarization controllable Fresnel lens using dye-doped liquid crystals

Tsung-Hsien Lin, Yuhua Huang, Andy Y. G. Fuh, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2359-2364 (2006)

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A scattering-free, polarization controllable Fresnel zone plate lens is demonstrated using a photo-induced alignment of the dye-doped liquid crystal film. This photo-aligned liquid crystal zone plate provides orthogonal polarization states for odd and even zones. The different focus orders can be separated because of their different polarization states. The fabrication process is relatively simple and the operation voltage is less than 5 Vrms.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Tsung-Hsien Lin, Yuhua Huang, Andy Y. G. Fuh, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Polarization controllable Fresnel lens using dye-doped liquid crystals," Opt. Express 14, 2359-2364 (2006)

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