Axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystals

Yung Hsun Wu*, Yi-Hsin Lin, Hongwen Ren, Xiangyi Nie, Ju Hyun Lee, Shin Tson Wu

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An axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystal (SPNLC) device is demonstrated and its performances characterized. Through analyzing the structure of this axially-symmetric SPNLC, we constructed a 3-D model to explain the observed phenomena. The simulation results agree well with the experiment. Two potential applications of such an axially-symmetric SPNLC, namely tunable-focus negative lens and spatial polarization converter, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4638-4644
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number12
StatePublished - 13 Jun 2005

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