Axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystals
Abbreviated Journal Title
LINEARLY POLARIZED-LIGHT; BEAMS; Optics
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.
"Axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystals" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5787.