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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 4302–4308

Realization of liquid crystal lens of large aperture and low driving voltages using thin layer of weakly conductive material

M. Ye, B. Wang, and S. Sato  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 4302-4308 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.004302


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Abstract

We report a liquid crystal (LC) lens with a large aperture but low driving voltages with a thin layer of weakly conductive material. The effect of the conductive layer is demonstrated. A LC lens is realized with a diameter as large as 15 mm and with driving voltages as low as 11 Vrms. The properties of the LC lens are electrically tunable, and high optical quality is observed over the entire voltage range. The lens power decreases monotonically with the controlling voltage.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2008
Published: March 14, 2008

Citation
M. Ye, B. Wang, and S. Sato, "Realization of liquid crystal lens of large aperture and low driving voltages using thin layer of weakly conductive material," Opt. Express 16, 4302-4308 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-6-4302


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