Title

Optically anisotropic microlens array film directly formed on a single substrate

Authors

Authors

H. W. Ren; S. Xu; Y. F. Liu;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

LIQUID-CRYSTAL; DISPLAY; LENS; CONVERSION; Optics

Abstract

An optically anisotropic microlens array film directly formed on a single substrate is demonstrated. UV curable diacrylate monomers are coated as a film on the substrate. Under the action of fringing field, not only the film surface is flattened by the generated dielectric force but also the monomers are reoriented to form a gradient refractive index ( GRIN) distribution in the film. Via UV exposure, the GRIN distribution is fixed and the polymeric film behaves as a microlens array. The fabrication process is simple and the film offers a switchable focus through controlling the polarization direction of the incident light. Integrating with a 90 degrees twisted-nematic liquid crystal cell, our polymeric microlens array film shows great potential for switchable 2D/3D autostereoscopic displays. (C)2013 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

21

Issue/Number

24

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

29304

Last Page

29312

WOS Identifier

WOS:000327947500025

ISSN

1094-4087

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