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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2007
  • pp: 13496–13501

Liquid crystal multi-mode lenses and axicons based on electronic phase shift control

Andrew K. Kirby, Philip J. W. Hands, and Gordon D. Love  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 13496-13501 (2007)

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We report on the principle of operation, construction and testing of a liquid crystal lens which is controlled by distributing voltages across the control electrodes, which are in turn controlled by adjusting the phase of the applied voltages. As well as (positive and negative) defocus, then lenses can be used to control tip/tilt, astigmatism, and to create variable axicons.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2007
Published: October 1, 2007

Andrew K. Kirby, Philip J. Hands, and Gordon D. Love, "Liquid crystal multi-mode lenses and axicons based on electronic phase shift control," Opt. Express 15, 13496-13501 (2007)

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