Title

Liquid-crystal-based linear polarization rotator

Authors

Authors

H. Ren;S. T. Wu

Comments

Authors: contact us about adding a copy of your work at STARS@ucf.edu

Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

LIGHT; Physics, Applied

Abstract

A liquid-crystal (LC)-based polarization rotator which can rotate the polarization axis of an incident linearly polarized light from 0 degrees to 90 degrees is demonstrated. In the LC cell, the top substrate has a uniform rubbing but the bottom substrate has two orthogonal rubbings which are separated by a nonrubbing zone. Between these two rubbed strips, the LC directors twist continuously from 0 degrees to 90 degrees. As a result, the optic axis of the incident linearly polarized light can be rotated continuously depending on the beam position. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

90

Issue/Number

12

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000245135800023

ISSN

0003-6951

Share

COinS