Title: A polarized liquid crystal lens with electrically switching mode and optically written mode
Authors: Chen, Hung-Shan
Lin, Yi-Hsin
Chang, Chia-Ming
Wang, Yu-Jen
Srivastava, Abhishek Kumar
Sun, Jia Tong
Chigrinov, Vladimir Grigorievich
Department of Photonics
Keywords: Bistable;Ophthalmic Lens;Optically Rewrite;Liquid Crystal Lens;Polarization switch
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Abstract: A polarized liquid crystal (LC) lens composed of a LC layers as a polarization switch and a liquid crystal and polymer composites lens (LCPC lens) is demonstrated with electrically switching (ES) mode and optically rewritten (ORW) mode. The lens power of LCPC lens is related to a polarization state of light modulated by the LC layer whose orientations are manipulated either electrically or optically. As a result, the LC lens is not only electrically switchable, but also optically rewritable. Each mode, ES mode or ORW mode, exhibits two discrete lens powers (-1.39 Diopter and +0.7 Diopter). The demonstrated aperture size is 10 mm. The detail optical mechanism is also discussed. The Modulation Transfer Function (so-called MTF) of the lens is measured as well. In addition, the image performance and the dispersion of the LC lens are investigated. Such a polarized LC lens could be a special switch in optical systems due to dual operation modes.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2082622
ISBN: 978-1-62841-474-5
ISSN: 0277-786X
DOI: 10.1117/12.2082622
Volume: 9384
Appears in Collections:Conferences Paper