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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 9 — Apr. 26, 1999
  • pp: 344–352

Control optimization of spherical modal liquid crystal lenses

A. F. Naumov, G. D. Love, M. Yu. Loktev, and F. L. Vladimirov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 9, pp. 344-352 (1999)

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Liquid crystal modal lenses are switchable lenses with a continuous phase variation across the lens. A critical issue for such lenses is the minimization of phase aberrations. In this paper we present results of a simulation of control signals that have a range of harmonics. Experimental results using optimal sinusoidal and rectangular voltages are presented. A lack of uniqueness in the specification of the control voltage parameters is explained. The influence of a variable duty cycle of the control voltage on an adaptive lens is investigated. Finally we present experimental results showing a liquid crystal lens varying its focal length.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

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Original Manuscript: March 31, 1999
Published: April 26, 1999

A. Naumov, Gordon Love, M. Yu. Loktev, and F. Vladimirov, "Control optimization of spherical modal liquid crystal lenses," Opt. Express 4, 344-352 (1999)

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