12 January 2009 Driving method to reduce data refresh rate in nematic liquid crystal optical phased array
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Proceedings Volume 7133, Fifth International Symposium on Instrumentation Science and Technology; 71333M (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.821248
Event: International Symposium on Instrumentation Science and Technology, 2008, Shenyang, China
Abstract
The structure of a storage capacitor in nematic liquid crystal optical phased array causes the data refresh rate to be higher than the liquid crystal switching frequency, which demands a high data bandwidth. A novel driving method was therefore proposed to reduce the data refresh rate. Without using a storage capacitor, the proposed method uses digital scanning instead of conventional analog scanning. Furthermore, digital scanning is able to drive all pixels in parallel and transmit driver data only once for one frame. 1-D nematic liquid crystal optical phased array was used to test the novel driving method. During the experiment two frames of driver data were alternately transmitted at a refresh rate of 10 Hz, and diffraction patterns were acquired. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can be used to keep the data refresh rate lower than the liquid crystal switching frequency.
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Xiang Liu, Xiang Liu, Jian Zhang, Jian Zhang, Liying Wu, Liying Wu, Lin Xu, Lin Xu, } "Driving method to reduce data refresh rate in nematic liquid crystal optical phased array", Proc. SPIE 7133, Fifth International Symposium on Instrumentation Science and Technology, 71333M (12 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821248; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.821248
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