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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1404–1406

High-efficiency and fast-response tunable phase grating using a blue phase liquid crystal

Jin Yan, Yan Li, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1404-1406 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001404


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Abstract

We demonstrate a tunable phase grating using a polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal. Because of the electric-field-induced rectangularlike phase profile, a high diffraction efficiency of 40% is achieved. Moreover, this device shows submillisecond response time. The proposed tunable phase grating holds great potential for photonics and display applications.

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

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: February 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2011
Published: April 13, 2011

Citation
Jin Yan, Yan Li, and Shin-Tson Wu, "High-efficiency and fast-response tunable phase grating using a blue phase liquid crystal," Opt. Lett. 36, 1404-1406 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-8-1404


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