Title

Axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystals

Authors

Authors

Y. H. Wu; Y. H. Lin; H. W. Ren; X. Y. Nie; J. H. Lee;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

LINEARLY POLARIZED-LIGHT; BEAMS; Optics

Abstract

An axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystal (SPNLC) device is demonstrated and its performances characterized. Through analyzing the structure of this axially-symmetric SPNLC, we constructed a 3-D model to explain the observed phenomena. The simulation results agree well with the experiment. Two potential applications of such an axially-symmetric SPNLC, namely tunable-focus negative lens and spatial polarization converter, are discussed. (C) 2005 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

13

Issue/Number

12

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4638

Last Page

4644

WOS Identifier

WOS:000229799200029

ISSN

1094-4087

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