Title

Submillisecond-response polymer network liquid crystal phase modulators at 1.06-mu m wavelength

Authors

Authors

J. Sun; H. Q. Xianyu; Y. Chen;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

VISCOSITY; Physics, Applied

Abstract

A fast-response and scattering-free polymer network liquid crystal (PNLC) light modulator is demonstrated at lambda = 1.06 mu m wavelength. A decay time of 117 mu s for 2 pi phase modulation is obtained at 70 degrees C, which is similar to 650 x faster than that of the host nematic LCs. The major tradeoff is the increased operating voltage. Potential applications include spatial light modulators and adaptive optics. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi: 10.1063/1.3611031]

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

99

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000292777300006

ISSN

0003-6951

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