A polarized liquid crystal lens with electrically switching mode and optically written mode

Hung Shan Chen, Yi-Hsin Lin*, Chia Ming Chang, Yu Jen Wang, Abhishek Kumar Srivastava, Jia Tong Sun, Vladimir Grigorievich Chigrinov

*Corresponding author for this work

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A polarized liquid crystal (LC) lens composed of a LC layers as a polarization switch and a liquid crystal and polymer composites lens (LCPC lens) is demonstrated with electrically switching (ES) mode and optically rewritten (ORW) mode. The lens power of LCPC lens is related to a polarization state of light modulated by the LC layer whose orientations are manipulated either electrically or optically. As a result, the LC lens is not only electrically switchable, but also optically rewritable. Each mode, ES mode or ORW mode, exhibits two discrete lens powers (-1.39 Diopter and +0.7 Diopter). The demonstrated aperture size is 10 mm. The detail optical mechanism is also discussed. The Modulation Transfer Function (so-called MTF) of the lens is measured as well. In addition, the image performance and the dispersion of the LC lens are investigated. Such a polarized LC lens could be a special switch in optical systems due to dual operation modes.

主出版物標題Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies X
編輯Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Ivan I. Smalyukh, Liang-Chy Chien, Harry J. Coles
出版狀態Published - 1 一月 2015
事件Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies X - San Francisco, United States
持續時間: 9 二月 201511 二月 2015


名字Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


ConferenceEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies X
國家United States
城市San Francisco

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