Title

Reconfigurable fabrication of scattering-free polymer network liquid crystal prism/grating/lens

Authors

Authors

J. Sun; S. Xu; H. W. Ren;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

PHOTOINDUCED LOCALIZATION; SUBMILLISECOND-RESPONSE; ANISOTROPIC GELS; FOCAL LENGTH; LENS; GRATINGS; DISPLAY; ARRAY; ANGLE; Physics, Applied

Abstract

We report a simple reconfigurable printing method for fabricating submillisecond-response and scattering-free polymer network liquid crystal photonic devices, such as prism, grating, and lens. To suppress light scattering in the visible region, we reduce the domain sizes by controlling polymer concentration, selecting a high viscosity liquid crystal (LC) host, and performing UV curing at a low temperature. To demonstrate the configurability, we printed a LC micro-prism array with similar to 300-mu m feature size and a circular lens with 1.3-mm radius without any pre-patterned templates. This reconfigurable printing technique enables fast design iterations and should have widespread applications for fabricating display and photonic devices. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4802919]

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

102

Issue/Number

16

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4

WOS Identifier

WOS:000318269300006

ISSN

0003-6951

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