Title

Surface Localized Polymer Aligned Liquid Crystal Lens

Publication Title

Optics Express

Publication Date

3-25-2013

Document Type

Article

Keywords

ring electrodes, large-aperture, focal length, 3d displays, low-voltage, microlens

Disciplines

Physics

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. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America

Comments

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/. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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