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Surface Localized Polymer Aligned Liquid Crystal Lens
Chemical Physics Publications (2013)
  • Lu Lu, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Vassili Sergan
  • Tony Van Heugten
  • Dwight Duston
  • Achintya Bhowmik
  • Philip Bos, Kent State University - Kent Campus
Abstract
The surface localized polymer alignment (SLPA) method allows complete control of the polar pretilt angle as a function of position in liquid crystal devices. In this work, a liquid crystal (LC) cylindrical lens is fabricated by the SLPA method. The focal length of the LC lens is set by the polymerization conditions, and can be varied by a non-segmented electrode. The LC lens does not require a shaped substrate, or complicated electrode patterns, to achieve a desired parabolic phase profile. Therefore, both fabrication and driving process are relatively simple.
Keywords
  • Ring Electrodes,
  • Large-Aperture,
  • Focal Length,
  • 3D Displays,
  • Low-Voltage,
  • Microlens
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Publication Date
March 25, 2013
Publisher Statement

This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.007133. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

Citation Information
Lu Lu, Vassili Sergan, Tony Van Heugten, Dwight Duston, et al.. "Surface Localized Polymer Aligned Liquid Crystal Lens" Chemical Physics Publications Vol. 21 Iss. 6 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/philip_bos/53/