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A non-mechanical zoom lens fabricated from liquid crystal reactive mesogens
Author(s): Kun Gao; Achintya Bhowmik; Colin McGinty; Philip J. Bos
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Paper Abstract

A low f /# lens and zoom lens system based on Pancharatnam phase are presented. The design, fabrication, and characterization of these devices are shown. The unique characteristics of these devices is made possible by the use of azo-dye photoalignment to align reactive mesogens. The wavelength dependence on the image quality is evaluated and shown to be satisfactory from red light to near infrared machine vision systems. A demonstration device is shown with a 4x zoom ratio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9940, Liquid Crystals XX, 99400X (23 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237324
Show Author Affiliations
Kun Gao, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Achintya Bhowmik, Intel Corp. (United States)
Colin McGinty, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Philip J. Bos, Kent State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9940:
Liquid Crystals XX
Iam Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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