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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3144–3147

Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal microlens array with large dynamic range and fast response time

Hongwen Ren, Su Xu, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 3144-3147 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003144


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Abstract

We report a polymer-stabilized liquid crystal (LC) microlens array with a large dynamic range and fast response time. The top substrate has a planar indium-tin oxide (ITO) electrode, while the bottom substrate has two patterned ITO electrodes for generating a fringing field and uniform longitudinal field. The fringing field is utilized to create the desired gradient refractive index profile in the LC/monomer layer, which is later stabilized by UV curing to form polymer networks. To tune the focal length, we apply a longitudinal field to change the lens shape. This microlens array offers several attractive features, such as large dynamic range, fast response time, and good mechanical stability.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2013
Published: August 14, 2013

Citation
Hongwen Ren, Su Xu, and Shin-Tson Wu, "Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal microlens array with large dynamic range and fast response time," Opt. Lett. 38, 3144-3147 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-16-3144

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