Large aperture and polarizer-free liquid crystal lenses for ophthalmic applications

Yi-Hsin Lin*, Hung Shan Chen, Chia Ming Chang, Yu Jen Wang

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Large aperture and polarizer-free liquid crystal lenses (LC lenses) based on a double-layered structure for ophthalmic applications are demonstrated. The polarizer-free LC lens functions as both of a positive lens and a negative lens with large aperture size of 10mm. The lens power is electrically and continuously tunable ranging from -1.32 Diopter to 1.83 Diopter. To demonstrate the polarization independency, the wavefronts of the LC lenses under different polarized light were measured and discussed. The detail operations of the applied voltage and frequency are also discussed. The imaging performance of the LC lens is also evaluated. This study provide a detail understanding of the polarizer-free LC lenses based on a double-layered structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystals XVIII
EditorsIam Choon Khoo
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412093
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventLiquid Crystals XVIII - San Diego, United States
Duration: 17 Aug 201420 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceLiquid Crystals XVIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Large aperture
  • Liquid crystal lens
  • Ophthalmic lens
  • Phase modulation
  • Polarizer-free

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