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Liquid crystals in precision optical devices
Author(s): Richard A. Herke; Michael H. Anderson; Thomas G. Baur
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Paper Abstract

While the liquid crystal industry is primarily driven by the display industry, increasingly important applications in science and engineering have emerged such as beam steering, wavefront modulation and polarization switching and control. We will discuss some of the differences in construction techniques needed to produce a precision optical device rather than a flat panel display along with development work being carried out at Meadowlark Optics in some of the above areas. These include polarization switches capable of greater than 5000:1 contrast and high efficiency beam steering for precision interferometer gauges.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3800, Liquid Crystals III, (14 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.365809
Show Author Affiliations
Richard A. Herke, Meadowlark Optics (United States)
Michael H. Anderson, Meadowlark Optics (United States)
Thomas G. Baur, Meadowlark Optics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3800:
Liquid Crystals III
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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