Abstract

The polarization conversion of a twisted nematic liquid crystal device can be completely characterized by the physical parameters, including the cell parameters and equivalent birefringent parameters. Periodic ambiguity is unavoidable in the measurement; therefore, the exact values of these parameters cannot be uniquely determined. To solve this problem, phase-shift imaging polarimetry is developed to measure the spatial distribution of the physical parameters of a twisted nematic liquid crystal device without periodic ambiguity. The proposed method experimentally showed that as few as eight intensity images are adequate to uniquely determine all of the physical parameters based on an analytical approach.

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2013 (1)

K. Dev, A. Asundi, "Polarization modulation study of transmissive liquid crystal spatial light modulator using digital holographic polariscope," Opt. Laser Technol. 47, 323-328 (2013).

2012 (2)

2010 (2)

M. H. Liu, W. C. Kuo, H. C. Wei, C. C. Tsai, C. J. Yu, B. J. Liang, C. Chou, "Cell parameter measurement of a twisted nematic liquid crystal device using interferometric polarimeter under normal incidence," Opt. Express 18, 8759-8766 (2010).

J. L. Martínez, I. Moreno, J. A. Davis, T. J. Hernandez, K. P. McAuley, "Extended phase modulation depth in twisted nematic liquid crystal displays," Appl. Opt. 49, 5929-5937 (2010).

2009 (1)

C. J. Yu, C. E. Lin, Y. C. Li, L. D. Chou, J. S. Wu, C. C. Lee, C. Chou, "Dual-frequency heterodyne ellipsometer for characterizing generalized elliptically birefringent media," Opt. Express 17, 19213-19224 (2009).

2006 (3)

V. Durán, J. Lancis, E. Tajahuerce, M. Fernández-Alonso, "Phase-only modulation with a twisted nematic liquid crystal display by means of equi-azimuth polarization states," Opt. Express 14, 5607-5616 (2006).

V. Durán, J. Lancis, E. Tajahuerce, Z. Jaroszewicz, "Equivalent retarder-rotator approach to on-state twisted nematic liquid crystal displays," J. Appl. Phys. 99, (2006) Art. ID 113101.

S. T. Tang, H. S. Kwok, "Characteristic parameters of liquid crystal cells and their measurements," J. Display Technol. 2, 26-31 (2006).

2005 (2)

V. Durán, J. Lancis, E. Tajahuerce, Z. Jaroszewicz, "Cell parameter determination of a twisted-nematic liquid crystal display by single-wavelength polarimetry," J. Appl. Phys. 97, 043101 (2005).

H. Kim, Y. H. Lee, "Unique measurement of the parameters of a twisted-nematic liquid-crystal display," Appl. Opt. 44, 1642-1648 (2005).

2002 (1)

M. Yamauchi, "Origin and characteristics of ambiguous properties in measuring physical parameters of twisted nematic liquid crystal spatial light modulators," Opt. Eng. 41, 1134-1141 (2002).

2001 (1)

S. T. Tang, H. S. Kwok, "3 $\times$ 3 matrix for unitary optical systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 2138-2145 (2001).

1999 (1)

J. A. Davis, D. B. Allison, K. G. D'Nelly, M. L. Wilson, I. Moreno, "Ambiguities in measuring the physical parameters for twisted-nematic liquid crystal spatial light modulators," Opt. Eng. 38, 705-709 (1999).

1994 (1)

C. Soutar, K. Lu, "Determination of the physical properties of an arbitrary twisted-nematic liquid crystal cell," Opt. Eng. 33, 2704-2712 (1994).

1988 (1)

1971 (1)

M. Schadt, W. Helfrich, "Voltage-dependent optical activity of a twisted nematic liquid crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 127-128 (1971).

1941 (1)

H. Hurwitz, Jr.R. C. Jones, "A new calculus for the treatment of optical systems. II. Proof of three general equivalence theorems," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 31, 493-499 (1941).

Appl. Opt. (2)

J. L. Martínez, I. Moreno, J. A. Davis, T. J. Hernandez, K. P. McAuley, "Extended phase modulation depth in twisted nematic liquid crystal displays," Appl. Opt. 49, 5929-5937 (2010).

H. Kim, Y. H. Lee, "Unique measurement of the parameters of a twisted-nematic liquid-crystal display," Appl. Opt. 44, 1642-1648 (2005).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Schadt, W. Helfrich, "Voltage-dependent optical activity of a twisted nematic liquid crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 127-128 (1971).

Appl. Opt. (2)

J. Display Technol. (1)

S. T. Tang, H. S. Kwok, "Characteristic parameters of liquid crystal cells and their measurements," J. Display Technol. 2, 26-31 (2006).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

S. T. Tang, H. S. Kwok, "3 $\times$ 3 matrix for unitary optical systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 2138-2145 (2001).

J. Appl. Phys. (2)

V. Durán, J. Lancis, E. Tajahuerce, Z. Jaroszewicz, "Equivalent retarder-rotator approach to on-state twisted nematic liquid crystal displays," J. Appl. Phys. 99, (2006) Art. ID 113101.

V. Durán, J. Lancis, E. Tajahuerce, Z. Jaroszewicz, "Cell parameter determination of a twisted-nematic liquid crystal display by single-wavelength polarimetry," J. Appl. Phys. 97, 043101 (2005).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. (1)

H. Hurwitz, Jr.R. C. Jones, "A new calculus for the treatment of optical systems. II. Proof of three general equivalence theorems," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 31, 493-499 (1941).

Opt. Eng. (2)

C. Soutar, K. Lu, "Determination of the physical properties of an arbitrary twisted-nematic liquid crystal cell," Opt. Eng. 33, 2704-2712 (1994).

M. Yamauchi, "Origin and characteristics of ambiguous properties in measuring physical parameters of twisted nematic liquid crystal spatial light modulators," Opt. Eng. 41, 1134-1141 (2002).

Opt. Express (1)

C. J. Yu, C. E. Lin, Y. C. Li, L. D. Chou, J. S. Wu, C. C. Lee, C. Chou, "Dual-frequency heterodyne ellipsometer for characterizing generalized elliptically birefringent media," Opt. Express 17, 19213-19224 (2009).

Opt. Eng. (1)

J. A. Davis, D. B. Allison, K. G. D'Nelly, M. L. Wilson, I. Moreno, "Ambiguities in measuring the physical parameters for twisted-nematic liquid crystal spatial light modulators," Opt. Eng. 38, 705-709 (1999).

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

K. Dev, A. Asundi, "Polarization modulation study of transmissive liquid crystal spatial light modulator using digital holographic polariscope," Opt. Laser Technol. 47, 323-328 (2013).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

A. Yariv, P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, 1984) pp. 143-147.

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