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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26520–26526

Liquid-crystal micro-lens array with two-divided and tetragonally hole-patterned electrodes

Marenori Kawamura, Kento Nakamura, and Susumu Sato  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26520-26526 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.026520


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Abstract

We propose a liquid crystal (LC) micro-lens array with the structure of two-divided and tetragonally hole-patterned electrodes. Each LC cell in the lens array behaves like cylindrical or spherical lens properties by electrically adjusting the applied voltages. The LC micro-lens array is useful for tuning optical properties such a focal length and deflection angle of a light emitting diode (LED) illumination system.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2013
Published: October 28, 2013

Citation
Marenori Kawamura, Kento Nakamura, and Susumu Sato, "Liquid-crystal micro-lens array with two-divided and tetragonally hole-patterned electrodes," Opt. Express 21, 26520-26526 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-22-26520


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