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Optical properties of an anamorphic liquid-crystal microlens using an elliptically patterned electrode structure
Author(s): Michinori Honma; Shin Masuda; Toshiaki Nose; Susumu Sato
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Paper Abstract

The anamorphic liquid crystal (LC) microlens are prepared using elliptically-patterned electrode structures and nematic LC materials, and their optical properties are demonstrated. The interference fringe patterns of the LC microlens can be varied by applying voltages. Focal length and astigmatic focal distance properties are estimated as a function of applied voltage and it is confirmed that an astigmatism of the anamorphic LC microlens can easily be controlled by an ellipticity of a patterned electrode and an applying voltage. Coupling of a laser diode beam to a multimode optical fiber is also demonstrated using the anamorphic LC microlens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3143, Liquid Crystals, (30 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279266
Show Author Affiliations
Michinori Honma, Akita Univ. (Japan)
Shin Masuda, Advantest Labs., Ltd. (Japan)
Toshiaki Nose, Akita Univ. (Japan)
Susumu Sato, Akita Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3143:
Liquid Crystals
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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