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Development of LC-based achromatic phase retarders with broad viewing angle
Author(s): A. A. Minko; S. N. Timofeev; Sergei Ye. Yakovenko; Peter Kohns
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Paper Abstract

Basing on the experimental measurements of the birefringence of a set of liquid crystals, possible approaches of designing achromatic optical phase retarders are discussed. It is shown that while theoretically precision of achievable achromatism is unlimited, in practice it is not better that 10 percent. Angular parameters of such retarders and methods of their improvement are analyzed in details.

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Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3318, Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300008
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A. A. Minko, Institute of Applied Physics Problems (Belarus)
S. N. Timofeev, Institute of Applied Physics Problems (Belarus)
Sergei Ye. Yakovenko, Institute of Applied Physics Problems (Belarus)
Peter Kohns, Optikzentrum NRW (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3318:
Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications
Jolanta Rutkowska; Stanislaw J. Klosowicz; Jerzy Zielinski; Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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