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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2673–2675

Polarization independent varifocal lens using KTN crystals

Takahiro Inagaki, Tadayuki Imai, Jun Miyazu, and Junya Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 2673-2675 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002673


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Abstract

We fabricated a polarization-independent varifocal lens using KTa1xNbxO3 (KTN) crystals. The polarization dependence of the KTN crystal is effectively compensated for by combining a pair of KTN lenses and a half-wave plate. This compensation is achieved by a total electro-optic effect, which consists of the Kerr effect and the elasto-optic effects via the electrostrictive and elastic strains in the KTN crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2013
Published: July 22, 2013

Citation
Takahiro Inagaki, Tadayuki Imai, Jun Miyazu, and Junya Kobayashi, "Polarization independent varifocal lens using KTN crystals," Opt. Lett. 38, 2673-2675 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-15-2673


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