Liquid crystal light deflecting devices based on nonuniform anchoring
2010 (English)In: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, ISSN 0003-6951, Vol. 97, no 23, 231120- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Tunable liquid crystal light deflecting devices based on nonuniform anchoring energy are proposed. These devices have uniform thicknesses of the layers they are composed of, and beam deviation is controlled with a uniform electrical field. Potential applicability of such an approach in beam deflectors and active lenses is investigated. It is shown that the approach is a competitive alternative to liquid crystal light deflecting devices, in which the needed spatial distribution of liquid crystal molecules is achieved either due to nonuniform thickness or due to generation of nonuniform electrical field.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics , 2010. Vol. 97, no 23, 231120- p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-64392DOI: 10.1063/1.3526311ISI: 000285364000020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-64392DiVA: diva2:390127
Original Publication: Sergiy Valyukh, Iryna Valyukh, V Chigrinov, H S Kwok and Hans Arwin, Liquid crystal light deflecting devices based on nonuniform anchoring, 2010, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, (97), 23, 231120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3526311 Copyright: American Institute of Physics http://www.aip.org/2011-01-212011-01-212015-06-01