OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • 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


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (323 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

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.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited