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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 2062–2067

Tunable grating based on stressed liquid crystal

Shih-Wei Ke, Tsung-Hsien Lin, and Andy Y.-G. Fuh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 2062-2067 (2008)

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This study demonstrates a novel tunable grating based on a stressed liquid crystal (SLC) film. This device can be modulated by shearing a length or applying an AC voltage to tune the intensity and polarization of diffracted beams. The device capable of tuning the intensity and/or polarization of diffracted beams is essential to various optical systems. Thus, SLC gratings have potential for practical applications.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2008
Published: January 30, 2008

Shih-Wei Ke, Tsung-Hsien Lin, and Andy Y.-G. Fuh, "Tunable grating based on stressed liquid crystal," Opt. Express 16, 2062-2067 (2008)

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