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Functionalized liquid crystal polymers generate optical and polarization vortex beams
Author(s): Moritsugu Sakamoto; Yuki Nakamoto; Tran Minh Tien; Kotaro Kawai; Kohei Noda; Tomoyuki Sasaki; Nobuhiro Kawatsuki; Hiroshi Ono
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Paper Abstract

In recent year, optical and polarization vortex (OV and PV) beams, which has phase and polarization singularities, have much-attracted attention in various research fields due to their unique physical properties. In this presentation, we report our attempts for the vortex beam generation based on the photo-alignment technique of functionalized liquid crystal polymers. The OV and PV beam generations are respectively demonstrated by using azo-dye-doped liquid crystal polymers and photocrosslinkable polymer liquid crystal. Our approaches realize highly functionalized vortex beam generators which are expected to evolve the photonics applications of vortex beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10361, Liquid Crystals XXI, 1036108 (25 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2273100
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Moritsugu Sakamoto, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Yuki Nakamoto, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Tran Minh Tien, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Kotaro Kawai, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Kohei Noda, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Tomoyuki Sasaki, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Nobuhiro Kawatsuki, Univ. of Hyogo (Japan)
Hiroshi Ono, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10361:
Liquid Crystals XXI
Iam Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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