Abstract

A holographic technique for fabricating an electrically switchable liquid crystal/polymer composite Fresnel lens is reported. A Michelson interferometer is used to produce the required Fresnel pattern, by placing a convex lens into one path of the interferometer. Simplicity of the method and the possibility of fabricating different focal length lenses in a single arrangement are advantages of the method. The performance of the fabricated lens was demonstrated and its electro-optical properties were investigated for its primary focal length.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
All-optical switchable holographic Fresnel lens based on azo-dye-doped polymer-dispersed liquid crystals

Hossein Jashnsaz, Nahid Hosain Nataj, Ezeddin Mohajerani, and Amir Khabbazi
Appl. Opt. 50(22) 4295-4301 (2011)

Improvement of performance of liquid crystal microlens with polymer surface modification

Shug-June Hwang, Yi-Xiang Liu, and Glen Andrew Porter
Opt. Express 22(4) 4620-4627 (2014)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (10)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription