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Cholesteric liquid crystal depolarizer
Author(s): Dayong Zhang; Fei Luo; Yongquan Luo; Jianfeng Li; Cangli Liu; Haitao Liu; Zhixue Shen; Weiping Wang

Paper Abstract

The design and performance test of a cholesteric liquid crystal depolarizer (CLCD) is presented. This new depolarizer is a wedge-shaped cell filled with cholesteric liquid crystal material. By placing a CLCD in its path, the incident light beam is divided into a great number of micro beams in space, and each micro light beam has different polarization state and orientation, hence achieving the depolarization effect. Over a conventional optical depolarizer, the CLCD is easy built and insensitive to the polarization orientation of incident light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2007
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 46(7) 070504 doi: 10.1117/1.2756073
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 46, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Dayong Zhang
Fei Luo
Yongquan Luo
Jianfeng Li
Cangli Liu
Haitao Liu
Zhixue Shen
Weiping Wang

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