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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8371–8381

Near-diffraction-limited and low-haze electro-optical tunable liquid crystal lens with floating electrodes

Liwei Li, Doug Bryant, Tony Van Heugten, and Philip J. Bos  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8371-8381 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.008371


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Abstract

A near-diffraction-limited, low-haze and tunable liquid crystal (LC) lens is presented. Building on an understanding of the key factors that have limited the performance of lenses based on liquid crystals, we show a simple design whose optical quality is similar to a high quality glass lens. It uses ‘floating’ electrodes to provide a smooth, controllable applied potential profile across the aperture to manage the phase profile.

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OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2013
Published: March 29, 2013

Citation
Liwei Li, Doug Bryant, Tony Van Heugten, and Philip J. Bos, "Near-diffraction-limited and low-haze electro-optical tunable liquid crystal lens with floating electrodes," Opt. Express 21, 8371-8381 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-8371


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