25 October 1999 Field-of-view analysis of liquid crystal polymer polarizing elements
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The fabrication and characterization of thin film optical retarders using liquid crystal polymer (LCP) material is presented. The advantages of LCP are high optical birefringence, high optical clarity, good surface quality, the possibility for large aperture applications, flexibility in orienting the crystal and low cost. An additional advantage over conventional liquid crystals is the processing on a single substrate as opposed to confinement between two hermetically sealed substrates, thus the prospect for compact multilayer stacks. Experimental result for single layer LCP thin films and numerical modeling of multilayer stacks are presented for on- and off-axis incident light.
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Marko S. Voitel, Kristina M. Johnson, Michael B. Robinson, "Field-of-view analysis of liquid crystal polymer polarizing elements", Proc. SPIE 3754, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366337; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.366337
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