1 July 1990 Optical properties of a liquid crystal microlens
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Proceedings Volume 1230, International Conference on Optoelectronic Science and Engineering '90; 123006 (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2294643
Event: The Marketplace for Industrial Lasers 1990, 1990, Chicago, IL, United States
Abstract
The liquid crystal microlens can be obtained by molecular orientation effects in a non-uniform electric field which is produced by the asymmetric electrode structure with a hole-patterned electrode and an ITO coated counter electrode. In this cell, an axially symmetric distribution of the liquid crystal molecules; that is, a radial distribution of refractive indices is achieved. Relations between the optical properties and the geometric factors, such as the diameter of the hole-pattern and the thickness of the cell are investigated. An optical fiber coupler with a variable coupling efficiency is prepared and its switching properties are discussed.
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Toshiaki Nose, "Optical properties of a liquid crystal microlens", Proc. SPIE 1230, International Conference on Optoelectronic Science and Engineering '90, 123006 (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2294643; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2294643
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