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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 24 — Nov. 24, 2008
  • pp: 19643–19648

Axially symmetric liquid crystal devices based on double-side photo-alignment

Shih-Wei Ko, Ying-Yu Tzeng, Chi-Lun Ting, Andy Y.-G. Fuh, and Tsung-Hsien Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 24, pp. 19643-19648 (2008)

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This investigation demonstrates the feasibility of the radial and azimuthal axially symmetric LC structure using double-side photoalignment in a dye-doped liquid crystal (DDLC) cell. A linear and linearly polarized beam is applied to a rotated DDLC cell to produce an axially symmetric LC alignment. Notably, double-sided photoalignment is performed at a temperature that is maintained just above the clear point. Conformation of the axially symmetric LC devices can be controlled by varying the polarization direction of the pumping light, and the simulation results correlate well with OR closely correspond to the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: August 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2008
Published: November 12, 2008

Shih-Wei Ko, Ying-Yu Tzeng, Chi-Lun Ting, Andy Y.-G. Fuh, and Tsung-Hsien Lin, "Axially symmetric liquid crystal devices based on double-side photo-alignment," Opt. Express 16, 19643-19648 (2008)

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