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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3627–3629

Fast response dual-frequency liquid crystal switch with photo-patterned alignments

Xiao-Wen Lin, Wei Hu, Xi-Kui Hu, Xiao Liang, Ye Chen, Hong-Qing Cui, Ge Zhu, Jia-Nan Li, Vladimir Chigrinov, and Yan-Qing Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3627-3629 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003627


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Abstract

A dual-frequency liquid crystal based optical switch with orthogonally photo-patterned alignments is designed and fabricated. The cell gap is theoretically optimized for high switching performance. The measured extinction ratio of first diffraction order is over 20 dB with a low electric field of 3V/μm. The switch On-Off time are measured to be 350 μs and 600 μs, respectively, both of which have reached submillisecond scale. Moreover, the switch is polarization independent, which has been predicted theoretically and further proved experimentally. This design is suitable in wide applications requiring fast response and polarizer free properties.

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

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2012
Published: August 27, 2012

Citation
Xiao-Wen Lin, Wei Hu, Xi-Kui Hu, Xiao Liang, Ye Chen, Hong-Qing Cui, Ge Zhu, Jia-Nan Li, Vladimir Chigrinov, and Yan-Qing Lu, "Fast response dual-frequency liquid crystal switch with photo-patterned alignments," Opt. Lett. 37, 3627-3629 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3627


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