11 March 2013 Ultra-fast PDLC optical gate
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Proceedings Volume 8621, Optical Components and Materials X; 86210B (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2002459
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2013, San Francisco, California, United States
There are two switching processes where observe in polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (PDLC) when pulse electric field applied: - Slow switching process with rise time hundreds microseconds; - Fast switching process with nanoseconds rise time. The result of research, design and testing ultra-fast PDLC optical gate is presented. The feasibility of 100 nsec rise time optical gate with 1 square inch crystal clear transmission (better than 1.54 dB) and attenuation in OFF state more than 26 dB (30.4 dB for two serial layers) for non-polarized light has been shown.
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O. Asmolova, O. Asmolova, R. Billmers, R. Billmers, T. Currant, T. Currant, Y. Garbovskiy, Y. Garbovskiy, A. Glushchenko, A. Glushchenko, R. Lucente, R. Lucente, P. Molchanov, P. Molchanov, } "Ultra-fast PDLC optical gate", Proc. SPIE 8621, Optical Components and Materials X, 86210B (11 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002459; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2002459

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