Polarization-independent and submillisecond response phase modulators using a 90 degrees twisted dual-frequency liquid crystal
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Appl. Phys. Lett.
ONLY MODULATION; POLYMER; FILTER; Physics, Applied
A polarization-independent phase modulator using a 90 degrees twisted dual-frequency liquid crystal (DFLC) is demonstrated. In addition to being polarization independent, such a phase modulator exhibits many other advantages such as being scattering-free and having large phase change, low operating voltage, and submillisecond response time. Using a 15 mu m transmissive DFLC cell, the phase shift achieves 1 pi at lambda = 633 nm and the applied voltage is lower than 25 V-rms. Potential applications of such a phase modulator for laser beam steering, tunable-focus lenses, and switchable two-dimensional/three-dimensional liquid crystal displays are foreseeable. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.
Applied Physics Letters
"Polarization-independent and submillisecond response phase modulators using a 90 degrees twisted dual-frequency liquid crystal" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6237.