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The effect on Strehl ratio from thickness variations in liquid crystal diffractive lenses
Author(s): Lu Lu; Lei Shi; Dwight Duston; Tony Van Heugten; Philip J. Bos
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Paper Abstract

We analyzed a design of a liquid crystal-based diffractive lens for the effect of thickness variations from the design values. This diffractive lens contains 20 resets, with a focal length around 1 meter; optical phase difference (OPD) is 1 wavelength; liquid crystal cell gap of is 3 μm and a lens radius of around 4.5 mm. Our mathematical analysis is performed by using numerical calculations that take into account the details of the electrode structure and the physical properties of the liquid crystal material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7944, Optoelectronic Interconnects and Component Integration XI, 79440Z (17 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.875893
Show Author Affiliations
Lu Lu, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Lei Shi, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Dwight Duston, eVision (United States)
Tony Van Heugten, eVision (United States)
Philip J. Bos, Kent State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7944:
Optoelectronic Interconnects and Component Integration XI
Alexei L. Glebov; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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