Abstract

This paper discusses the principles and theoretical foundations of the construction of various types of adaptive lenses based on liquid crystals. It is shown how they have evolved from lenses that operate in polarized light with long focusing times to lenses that operate in unpolarized light with increased aperture and response rate and enhanced image quality. The possibilities of using them in optical systems are discussed.

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2007 (2)

N. Peyghambarian, G. Li, D. Mathine, P. Valley, J. Schwiegerling, S. Honkanen, P. Ayras, J. N. Haddock, G. Malalahalli, and B. Kippelen, “Electro-optic adaptive lens as a new eyewear,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 157 (2007).

A. N. Simonov, G. Vdovin, and M. Loktev, “Liquid-Crystal intraocular adaptive lens with wireless control,” Opt. Express 15, 7468 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (3)

2005 (3)

Y.-H. Fan, H. Ren, X. Liang, H. Wang, and S.-T. Wu, “LC microlens array with switchable positive and negative focal lengths,” J. Displ. Techn. 1, 151 (2005).

H. Ren, Y.-H. Fan, Y.-H. Lin, and S.-T. Wu, “Tunable-focus microlens arrays using nanosize PDLC droplets,” Opt. Commun. 247, 101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y.-H. Lin, H. Ren, K.-H. Fan-Chiang, W.-K. Choi, S. Gauza, X. Zhu, and S.-T. Wu, “Tunable-focus cylindrical LC lenses,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 44, 243 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (3)

M. Ye and S. Sato, “Liquid-crystal lens of two liquid-crystal layers,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 422, 197 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y.-H. Fan, H. Ren, and S.-T. Wu, “Electrically controlled lens and prism using nanoscale polymer-dispersed and polymer-networked liquid crystals,” Proc. SPIE 5289, 63 (2004).
[CrossRef]

I. R. Gural'nik and S. A. Samargin, “Electrophysical and optical properties of spherical and cylindrical liquid-crystal optically addressed lenses,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 673 (2004) I. R. Gural'nik and S. A. Samargin, [Quantum Electron. 34, 673 (2004)].
[CrossRef]

2003 (5)

H. Ren and S.-T. Wu, “Tunable electronic lens using a gradient polymer network liquid crystal,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 22 (2003).
[CrossRef]

I. R. Guralnik and S. A. Samagin, “High-sensitivity optically addressed liquid-crystal lens,” Proc. SPIE 5137, 194 (2003).
[CrossRef]

I. R. Gural'nik and S. A. Samagin, “Optically controlled spherical liquid-crystal lens: theory and experiment,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 33, 430 (2003) I. R. Gural'nik and S. A. Samagin, [Quantum Electron. 33, 430 (2003)].
[CrossRef]

I. R. Guralnik and S. Samagin, “Experimental implementation of the high-sensitivity liquid-crystal lens with optically controlled focal length,” Proc. SPIE 4986, 673 (2003).
[CrossRef]

G. Vdovin, M. Loktev, and A. Naumov, “On the possibility of intraocular adaptive optics,” Opt. Exp. 11, 810 (2003).

2002 (3)

M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, M. A. Belyaeva, P. A. Shakhverdov, O. V. Chistyakova, and A. I. Khrebtov, “Optical limiters based on LC microlens,” Opt. Spectrosc. 92, 614 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Kvashnin, M. A. Rakhmatulin, O. A. Zayakin, I. R. Guralnik, N. A. Klimov, P. Klark, G. D. Love, A. F. Naumov, C. D. Saunter, and M. Loktev, “Modal LC front corrector,” Opt. Express 10, 1258 (2002).

M. Ye and S. Sato, “New liquid-crystal lens,” Proc. SPIE 4926, 75 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (11)

A. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, “Comparison of electrooptical properties of asymmetrical liquid-crystal microlenses,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. B: Nonlinear Opt. 4, 358 (2001).

T. Nose, J. Yamada, and S. Sato, “Molecular orientation effect in LC cell using inhomogeneous electric field with extra controlling electrodes,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 368, 231 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, “Nematic deformation in homeotropically aligned liquid-crystal microlens and its optical properties,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 4, 364 (2001).

A. Yu. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, “Optical characteristics of liquid-crystal microlenses with planar and hybrid orientation of a nematic,” Opt. Zh. 68, No. 9, 61 (2001) A. Yu. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, [J. Opt. Technol. 68, 687 (2001)].

M. Ye and S. Sato, “Transient properties of a liquid-crystal microlens,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 40, 6012 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Yu. Gvozdarev, G. E. Nevskaya, and I. B. Yudin, “Adjustable liquid-crystal microlenses with homeotropic orientation,” Opt. Zh. 68, No. 9, 55 (2001) A. Yu. Gvozdarev, G. E. Nevskaya, and I. B. Yudin, [J. Opt. Technol. 68, 682 (2001)].

S. Yanase, K. Ouchi, and S. Sato, “Molecular orientation analysis of design concept for optical properties of liquid-crystal microlenses,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 40, 6514 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Honma, T. Nose, and S. Sato, “Improvement of aberration properties of liquid-crystal microlenses using the stacked electrode structure,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 40, 1322 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Hain, R. Glokner, S. Bhattacharya, D. Dias, S. Stankovic, and S. Tschudi, “Fast-switching LC lenses for dual-focus digital versatile disk pickup,” Opt. Commun. 188, 291 (2001).
[CrossRef]

P. J. Smith, C. M. Taylor, E. M. McCabe, D. R. Selviah, S. E. Day, and L. G. Commander, “Switchable fiber coupling using variable-focal-length microlenses,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 3132 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, Yu. A. Kuznetsov, V. V. Ryl'kov, P. A. Shakhverdov, and A. I. Khrebtov, “Liquid-crystalline microlenses in optical limitation systems,” Pis'ma Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 27, No. 2, 24 (2001) M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, Yu. A. Kuznetsov, V. V. Ryl'kov, P. A. Shakhverdov, and A. I. Khrebtov, [Tech. Phys. Lett. 27, 52 (2001)].

2000 (6)

M. Yu. Loktev, V. N. Belopukhov, F. L. Vladimirov, G. V. Vdovin, G. D. Love, and A. F. Naumov, “Wave-front control systems based on modal liquid-crystal lenses,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 3290 (2000).
[CrossRef]

F. J. Smith, E. M. McCabe, C. M. Taylor, D. R. Selviah, S. E. Day, and L. G. Commander, “Variable-focus microlenses as a potential technology for endoscopy,” Proc. SPIE 3919, 187 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Scharf, P. Kipfer, M. Bouvier, and J. Grupp, “Diffraction-limited liquid-crystal microlenses with planar alignment,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 39, 6629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Ye and S. Sato, “Dynamic director's behavior in LC microlens,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 368, 113 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Honma, T. Nose, and S. Sato, “Enhancement of numerical aperture of liquid-crystal microlenses using a stacked electrode structure,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 39, 4799 (2000).
[CrossRef]

S. Sato and T. Nose, “Improvement of optical properties and beam steering function in liquid-crystal microlens with an extra controlling electrode by a planar structure,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 39, 6383 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (7)

M. Ye, M. Honma, and S. Sato, “Improvement of decay properties of a liquid-crystal microlens with a divided electrode structure,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 38, 1412 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. F. Naumov, G. D. Love, M. Yu. Loktev, and F. L. Vladimirov, “Control optimization of spherical modal liquid-crystal lenses,” Opt. Exp. 4, 344 (1999).

T. Scharf, J. Fontannaz, M. Bouvier, and J. Grupp, “An adaptive microlens formed by homeotropic aligned liquid crystal with positive dielectric anisotropy,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 331, 235 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, “Optical properties of homogeneously and hybrid-aligned liquid-crystal microlenses,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 329, 81 (1999).
[CrossRef]

G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, “Liquid-crystal lenses with a controlled focal length. I. Theory,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 26, 256 (1999) G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, [Quantum Electron. 29, 256 (1999)].
[CrossRef]

G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, “Liquid-crystal lenses with a controlled focal length. II. Numerical optimization and experiments,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 26, 261 (1999) G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, [Quantum Electron. 29, 261 (1999)].
[CrossRef]

A. F. Naumov and G. D. Love, “Control optimization of spherical modal liquid-crystal lenses,” Opt. Express 4, 344 (1999).

1998 (1)

1997 (4)

M. C. Chan and S. T. Kowel, “Imaging performance of the LC adaptive lens with conductive ladder meshing,” Appl. Opt. 36, 8958 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. Masuda, S. Takahashi, T. Nose, and S. Sato, “Liquid-crystal microlens with a beam-steering function,” Appl. Opt. 36, 4772 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. Masuda, M. Honma, T. Nose, and S. Sato, “Influence of elastic constants on the optical properties of liquid-crystal microlenses,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 36, 2765 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, “Optical properties of homeotropical aligned liquid-crystal microlens,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 304, 423 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

S. Masuda, S. Fulioka, M. Honma, and S. Sato, “Dependence of optical properties on device and material parameters in liquid-crystal microlenses,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 35, 4668 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

1993 (1)

P. F. Brinkley and S. T. Kowel, “Liquid-crystal adaptive lens: operation and aberration,” Proc. SPIE 1773, 449 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

T. Nose, S. Masuda, and S. Sato, “A liquid-crystal microlens with hole-patterned electrodes on both substrates,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 31, 1643 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991 (2)

T. Nose, S. Masuda, and S. Sato, “Optical properties of a hybrid-aligned liquid-crystal microlens with a symmetric electrode structure,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 30, 2110 (1991).
[CrossRef]

T. Nose, S. Masuda, and S. Sato, “Optical properties of a hybrid-aligned liquid crystals microlens,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 199, 27 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1990 (2)

T. Nose and S. Sato, “Optical properties of liquid-crystal microlens,” Proc. SPIE 1230, 17 (1990).

C. W. Fowler and E. S. Pateras, “LC lens review,” Opthal. Physiolog. Optics 10, 186 (1990).

1989 (2)

T. Nose and S. Sato, “A liquid-crystal microlens obtained with a non-uniform electric field,” Liq. Cryst. 5, 1425 (1989).
[CrossRef]

G. Williams, N. J. Powell, A. Purvis, and M. G. Clark, “Electrically controllable LC Fresnel lens,” Proc. SPIE 1168, 352 (1989).

1979 (1)

S. Sato, “LC lens-cell with variable focal length,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 18, 1679 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Ayras, P.

N. Peyghambarian, G. Li, D. Mathine, P. Valley, J. Schwiegerling, S. Honkanen, P. Ayras, J. N. Haddock, G. Malalahalli, and B. Kippelen, “Electro-optic adaptive lens as a new eyewear,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 157 (2007).

Belopukhov, V. N.

M. Yu. Loktev, V. N. Belopukhov, F. L. Vladimirov, G. V. Vdovin, G. D. Love, and A. F. Naumov, “Wave-front control systems based on modal liquid-crystal lenses,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 3290 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Belyaeva, M. A.

M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, M. A. Belyaeva, P. A. Shakhverdov, O. V. Chistyakova, and A. I. Khrebtov, “Optical limiters based on LC microlens,” Opt. Spectrosc. 92, 614 (2002).
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D. W. Berreman, “Variable-focus LC-lens system,” US Patent 4 190 330 (1980).

Bhattacharya, S.

M. Hain, R. Glokner, S. Bhattacharya, D. Dias, S. Stankovic, and S. Tschudi, “Fast-switching LC lenses for dual-focus digital versatile disk pickup,” Opt. Commun. 188, 291 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Bouvier, M.

T. Scharf, P. Kipfer, M. Bouvier, and J. Grupp, “Diffraction-limited liquid-crystal microlenses with planar alignment,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 39, 6629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Scharf, J. Fontannaz, M. Bouvier, and J. Grupp, “An adaptive microlens formed by homeotropic aligned liquid crystal with positive dielectric anisotropy,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 331, 235 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Brinkley, P. F.

P. F. Brinkley and S. T. Kowel, “Liquid-crystal adaptive lens: operation and aberration,” Proc. SPIE 1773, 449 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chan, M. C.

Chistyakova, O. V.

M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, M. A. Belyaeva, P. A. Shakhverdov, O. V. Chistyakova, and A. I. Khrebtov, “Optical limiters based on LC microlens,” Opt. Spectrosc. 92, 614 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Choi, W.-K.

Y.-H. Lin, H. Ren, K.-H. Fan-Chiang, W.-K. Choi, S. Gauza, X. Zhu, and S.-T. Wu, “Tunable-focus cylindrical LC lenses,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 44, 243 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Choi, Y.

Y. Choi, J.-H. Park, J.-H. Kim, and S.-D. Lee, “Fabrication of switchable microlens arrays based on a liquid crystal,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2001, LEOS 2001, The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the IEEE, vol. 2, pp. 618-619.

Clark, M. G.

G. Williams, N. J. Powell, A. Purvis, and M. G. Clark, “Electrically controllable LC Fresnel lens,” Proc. SPIE 1168, 352 (1989).

Cleverly, D. S.

S. T. Kowel and D. S. Cleverly, “Focusing by electrical modulation of refraction in a LC cell,” Proceedings of NASA Conference on Optical Information Processing for Aerospace Applications, Virginia, USA, 1981, pp. 329-340.

Commander, L. G.

P. J. Smith, C. M. Taylor, E. M. McCabe, D. R. Selviah, S. E. Day, and L. G. Commander, “Switchable fiber coupling using variable-focal-length microlenses,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 3132 (2001).
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F. J. Smith, E. M. McCabe, C. M. Taylor, D. R. Selviah, S. E. Day, and L. G. Commander, “Variable-focus microlenses as a potential technology for endoscopy,” Proc. SPIE 3919, 187 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Danilov, V. V.

M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, M. A. Belyaeva, P. A. Shakhverdov, O. V. Chistyakova, and A. I. Khrebtov, “Optical limiters based on LC microlens,” Opt. Spectrosc. 92, 614 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, Yu. A. Kuznetsov, V. V. Ryl'kov, P. A. Shakhverdov, and A. I. Khrebtov, “Liquid-crystalline microlenses in optical limitation systems,” Pis'ma Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 27, No. 2, 24 (2001) M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, Yu. A. Kuznetsov, V. V. Ryl'kov, P. A. Shakhverdov, and A. I. Khrebtov, [Tech. Phys. Lett. 27, 52 (2001)].

Day, S. E.

P. J. Smith, C. M. Taylor, E. M. McCabe, D. R. Selviah, S. E. Day, and L. G. Commander, “Switchable fiber coupling using variable-focal-length microlenses,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 3132 (2001).
[CrossRef]

F. J. Smith, E. M. McCabe, C. M. Taylor, D. R. Selviah, S. E. Day, and L. G. Commander, “Variable-focus microlenses as a potential technology for endoscopy,” Proc. SPIE 3919, 187 (2000).
[CrossRef]

DeJule, M. C.

del Valle, S.

H. R. Stapert, E. J. K. Verstegen, S. del Valle, B. M. I. van der Zande, J. Lub, and S. Stallinga, “Photoreplicated anisotropic liquid crystalline lenses for aberration control and dual layer readout of optical disks,” Philips Research Information, 2002, pp. 1-10.

Dias, D.

M. Hain, R. Glokner, S. Bhattacharya, D. Dias, S. Stankovic, and S. Tschudi, “Fast-switching LC lenses for dual-focus digital versatile disk pickup,” Opt. Commun. 188, 291 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Fan, Y.-H.

H. Ren, Y.-H. Fan, Y.-H. Lin, and S.-T. Wu, “Tunable-focus microlens arrays using nanosize PDLC droplets,” Opt. Commun. 247, 101 (2005).
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Y.-H. Fan, H. Ren, X. Liang, H. Wang, and S.-T. Wu, “LC microlens array with switchable positive and negative focal lengths,” J. Displ. Techn. 1, 151 (2005).

Y.-H. Fan, H. Ren, and S.-T. Wu, “Electrically controlled lens and prism using nanoscale polymer-dispersed and polymer-networked liquid crystals,” Proc. SPIE 5289, 63 (2004).
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Fan-Chiang, K.-H.

Y.-H. Lin, H. Ren, K.-H. Fan-Chiang, W.-K. Choi, S. Gauza, X. Zhu, and S.-T. Wu, “Tunable-focus cylindrical LC lenses,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 44, 243 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fontannaz, J.

T. Scharf, J. Fontannaz, M. Bouvier, and J. Grupp, “An adaptive microlens formed by homeotropic aligned liquid crystal with positive dielectric anisotropy,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 331, 235 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Fowler, C. W.

C. W. Fowler and E. S. Pateras, “LC lens review,” Opthal. Physiolog. Optics 10, 186 (1990).

Fulioka, S.

S. Masuda, S. Fulioka, M. Honma, and S. Sato, “Dependence of optical properties on device and material parameters in liquid-crystal microlenses,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 35, 4668 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Gauza, S.

Y.-H. Lin, H. Ren, K.-H. Fan-Chiang, W.-K. Choi, S. Gauza, X. Zhu, and S.-T. Wu, “Tunable-focus cylindrical LC lenses,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 44, 243 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Glokner, R.

M. Hain, R. Glokner, S. Bhattacharya, D. Dias, S. Stankovic, and S. Tschudi, “Fast-switching LC lenses for dual-focus digital versatile disk pickup,” Opt. Commun. 188, 291 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Grupp, J.

T. Scharf, P. Kipfer, M. Bouvier, and J. Grupp, “Diffraction-limited liquid-crystal microlenses with planar alignment,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 39, 6629 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. Scharf, J. Fontannaz, M. Bouvier, and J. Grupp, “An adaptive microlens formed by homeotropic aligned liquid crystal with positive dielectric anisotropy,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 331, 235 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gryaznova, M. V.

M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, M. A. Belyaeva, P. A. Shakhverdov, O. V. Chistyakova, and A. I. Khrebtov, “Optical limiters based on LC microlens,” Opt. Spectrosc. 92, 614 (2002).
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M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, Yu. A. Kuznetsov, V. V. Ryl'kov, P. A. Shakhverdov, and A. I. Khrebtov, “Liquid-crystalline microlenses in optical limitation systems,” Pis'ma Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 27, No. 2, 24 (2001) M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, Yu. A. Kuznetsov, V. V. Ryl'kov, P. A. Shakhverdov, and A. I. Khrebtov, [Tech. Phys. Lett. 27, 52 (2001)].

Guralnik, I. R.

I. R. Guralnik and S. A. Samagin, “High-sensitivity optically addressed liquid-crystal lens,” Proc. SPIE 5137, 194 (2003).
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I. R. Guralnik and S. Samagin, “Experimental implementation of the high-sensitivity liquid-crystal lens with optically controlled focal length,” Proc. SPIE 4986, 673 (2003).
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S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Kvashnin, M. A. Rakhmatulin, O. A. Zayakin, I. R. Guralnik, N. A. Klimov, P. Klark, G. D. Love, A. F. Naumov, C. D. Saunter, and M. Loktev, “Modal LC front corrector,” Opt. Express 10, 1258 (2002).

A. F. Naumov, M. Yu. Loktev, I. R. Guralnik, and G. Vdovin, “Liquid-crystal adaptive lenses with modal control,” Opt. Lett. 23, 992 (1998).
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A. F. Naumov, M. J. Loktev, I. R. Guralnik, and G. V. Vdovin, “Modal liquid crystal adaptive lenses,” Preprint No. 36, General Phys. Inst. of Russian Academy of Sciences, 1998.

Gural'nik, I. R.

I. R. Gural'nik and S. A. Samargin, “Electrophysical and optical properties of spherical and cylindrical liquid-crystal optically addressed lenses,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 34, 673 (2004) I. R. Gural'nik and S. A. Samargin, [Quantum Electron. 34, 673 (2004)].
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I. R. Gural'nik and S. A. Samagin, “Optically controlled spherical liquid-crystal lens: theory and experiment,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 33, 430 (2003) I. R. Gural'nik and S. A. Samagin, [Quantum Electron. 33, 430 (2003)].
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G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, “Liquid-crystal lenses with a controlled focal length. II. Numerical optimization and experiments,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 26, 261 (1999) G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, [Quantum Electron. 29, 261 (1999)].
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G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, “Liquid-crystal lenses with a controlled focal length. I. Theory,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 26, 256 (1999) G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, [Quantum Electron. 29, 256 (1999)].
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Gvozdarev, A.

A. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, “Comparison of electrooptical properties of asymmetrical liquid-crystal microlenses,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. B: Nonlinear Opt. 4, 358 (2001).

A. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, “Nematic deformation in homeotropically aligned liquid-crystal microlens and its optical properties,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 4, 364 (2001).

A. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, “Optical properties of homogeneously and hybrid-aligned liquid-crystal microlenses,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 329, 81 (1999).
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A. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, “Optical properties of homeotropical aligned liquid-crystal microlens,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Sci. Technol., Sect. A 304, 423 (1997).
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G. E. Nevskaya and A. Gvozdarev, “Analysis of phase retardation profiles in LC microlenses with different nematic alignment,” Proc. of the Fourth Korea-Russia International Symposium on Science and Technology, 2000, part 1, pp. 126-130.

Gvozdarev, A. Yu.

A. Yu. Gvozdarev, G. E. Nevskaya, and I. B. Yudin, “Adjustable liquid-crystal microlenses with homeotropic orientation,” Opt. Zh. 68, No. 9, 55 (2001) A. Yu. Gvozdarev, G. E. Nevskaya, and I. B. Yudin, [J. Opt. Technol. 68, 682 (2001)].

A. Yu. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, “Optical characteristics of liquid-crystal microlenses with planar and hybrid orientation of a nematic,” Opt. Zh. 68, No. 9, 61 (2001) A. Yu. Gvozdarev and G. E. Nevskaya, [J. Opt. Technol. 68, 687 (2001)].

A. Yu. Gvozdarev, I. B. Yudin, G. E. Nevskaya, and B. I. Yudin, “Calculating the deformation of the director in an axially symmetric electric field of an LC microlens,” in Transactions of the Fourth All-Union Conference APÉP-98, 1988, vol. 6, pp. 17-22.

Haddock, J. N.

N. Peyghambarian, G. Li, D. Mathine, P. Valley, J. Schwiegerling, S. Honkanen, P. Ayras, J. N. Haddock, G. Malalahalli, and B. Kippelen, “Electro-optic adaptive lens as a new eyewear,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 157 (2007).

Hain, M.

M. Hain, R. Glokner, S. Bhattacharya, D. Dias, S. Stankovic, and S. Tschudi, “Fast-switching LC lenses for dual-focus digital versatile disk pickup,” Opt. Commun. 188, 291 (2001).
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Hands, P. J. W.

Honkanen, S.

N. Peyghambarian, G. Li, D. Mathine, P. Valley, J. Schwiegerling, S. Honkanen, P. Ayras, J. N. Haddock, G. Malalahalli, and B. Kippelen, “Electro-optic adaptive lens as a new eyewear,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 157 (2007).

Honma, M.

M. Honma, T. Nose, and S. Sato, “Improvement of aberration properties of liquid-crystal microlenses using the stacked electrode structure,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 40, 1322 (2001).
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M. Honma, T. Nose, and S. Sato, “Enhancement of numerical aperture of liquid-crystal microlenses using a stacked electrode structure,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 39, 4799 (2000).
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M. Ye, M. Honma, and S. Sato, “Improvement of decay properties of a liquid-crystal microlens with a divided electrode structure,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 38, 1412 (1999).
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S. Masuda, M. Honma, T. Nose, and S. Sato, “Influence of elastic constants on the optical properties of liquid-crystal microlenses,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 36, 2765 (1997).
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S. Masuda, S. Fulioka, M. Honma, and S. Sato, “Dependence of optical properties on device and material parameters in liquid-crystal microlenses,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 35, 4668 (1996).
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Ito, H.

S. Masuda, H. Ito, T. Nose, and S. Sato, “Optical properties of a liquid-crystal microlens with a deflection function,” in Photonics in Switching, Sendai, 1996, pp. 21-25.

Khrebtov, A. I.

M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, M. A. Belyaeva, P. A. Shakhverdov, O. V. Chistyakova, and A. I. Khrebtov, “Optical limiters based on LC microlens,” Opt. Spectrosc. 92, 614 (2002).
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M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, Yu. A. Kuznetsov, V. V. Ryl'kov, P. A. Shakhverdov, and A. I. Khrebtov, “Liquid-crystalline microlenses in optical limitation systems,” Pis'ma Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 27, No. 2, 24 (2001) M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, Yu. A. Kuznetsov, V. V. Ryl'kov, P. A. Shakhverdov, and A. I. Khrebtov, [Tech. Phys. Lett. 27, 52 (2001)].

Kim, J.-H.

Y. Choi, J.-H. Park, J.-H. Kim, and S.-D. Lee, “Fabrication of switchable microlens arrays based on a liquid crystal,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2001, LEOS 2001, The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the IEEE, vol. 2, pp. 618-619.

Kipfer, P.

T. Scharf, P. Kipfer, M. Bouvier, and J. Grupp, “Diffraction-limited liquid-crystal microlenses with planar alignment,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 39, 6629 (2000).
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Kippelen, B.

N. Peyghambarian, G. Li, D. Mathine, P. Valley, J. Schwiegerling, S. Honkanen, P. Ayras, J. N. Haddock, G. Malalahalli, and B. Kippelen, “Electro-optic adaptive lens as a new eyewear,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 157 (2007).

Kirby, A. K.

Klark, P.

Klimov, N. A.

Kotova, S. P.

S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Kvashnin, M. A. Rakhmatulin, O. A. Zayakin, I. R. Guralnik, N. A. Klimov, P. Klark, G. D. Love, A. F. Naumov, C. D. Saunter, and M. Loktev, “Modal LC front corrector,” Opt. Express 10, 1258 (2002).

G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, “Liquid-crystal lenses with a controlled focal length. II. Numerical optimization and experiments,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 26, 261 (1999) G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, [Quantum Electron. 29, 261 (1999)].
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G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, “Liquid-crystal lenses with a controlled focal length. I. Theory,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 26, 256 (1999) G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, [Quantum Electron. 29, 256 (1999)].
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Kowel, S. T.

M. C. Chan and S. T. Kowel, “Imaging performance of the LC adaptive lens with conductive ladder meshing,” Appl. Opt. 36, 8958 (1997).
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P. F. Brinkley and S. T. Kowel, “Liquid-crystal adaptive lens: operation and aberration,” Proc. SPIE 1773, 449 (1993).
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S. T. Kowel and D. S. Cleverly, “Focusing by electrical modulation of refraction in a LC cell,” Proceedings of NASA Conference on Optical Information Processing for Aerospace Applications, Virginia, USA, 1981, pp. 329-340.

Kuznetsov, Yu. A.

M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, Yu. A. Kuznetsov, V. V. Ryl'kov, P. A. Shakhverdov, and A. I. Khrebtov, “Liquid-crystalline microlenses in optical limitation systems,” Pis'ma Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 27, No. 2, 24 (2001) M. V. Gryaznova, V. V. Danilov, Yu. A. Kuznetsov, V. V. Ryl'kov, P. A. Shakhverdov, and A. I. Khrebtov, [Tech. Phys. Lett. 27, 52 (2001)].

Kvashnin, M. Yu.

Lavrentovich, O.

Lee, S.-D.

Y. Choi, J.-H. Park, J.-H. Kim, and S.-D. Lee, “Fabrication of switchable microlens arrays based on a liquid crystal,” in Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2001, LEOS 2001, The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the IEEE, vol. 2, pp. 618-619.

Li, G.

N. Peyghambarian, G. Li, D. Mathine, P. Valley, J. Schwiegerling, S. Honkanen, P. Ayras, J. N. Haddock, G. Malalahalli, and B. Kippelen, “Electro-optic adaptive lens as a new eyewear,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 157 (2007).

Liang, X.

Y.-H. Fan, H. Ren, X. Liang, H. Wang, and S.-T. Wu, “LC microlens array with switchable positive and negative focal lengths,” J. Displ. Techn. 1, 151 (2005).

Lin, Y.-H.

H. Ren, Y.-H. Lin, and S.-T. Wu, “Adaptive lenses using liquid-crystal concentration redistribution,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 1911116-1-6 (2006).

H. Ren, Y.-H. Fan, Y.-H. Lin, and S.-T. Wu, “Tunable-focus microlens arrays using nanosize PDLC droplets,” Opt. Commun. 247, 101 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y.-H. Lin, H. Ren, K.-H. Fan-Chiang, W.-K. Choi, S. Gauza, X. Zhu, and S.-T. Wu, “Tunable-focus cylindrical LC lenses,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 44, 243 (2005).
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Loktev, M.

A. N. Simonov, G. Vdovin, and M. Loktev, “Liquid-Crystal intraocular adaptive lens with wireless control,” Opt. Express 15, 7468 (2007).
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G. Vdovin, M. Loktev, and A. Naumov, “On the possibility of intraocular adaptive optics,” Opt. Exp. 11, 810 (2003).

S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Kvashnin, M. A. Rakhmatulin, O. A. Zayakin, I. R. Guralnik, N. A. Klimov, P. Klark, G. D. Love, A. F. Naumov, C. D. Saunter, and M. Loktev, “Modal LC front corrector,” Opt. Express 10, 1258 (2002).

G. Vdovin, M. Loktev, and X. Zhang, “Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop, Münster, Germany, October 2003, pp. 19-24.

Loktev, M. J.

A. F. Naumov, M. J. Loktev, I. R. Guralnik, and G. V. Vdovin, “Modal liquid crystal adaptive lenses,” Preprint No. 36, General Phys. Inst. of Russian Academy of Sciences, 1998.

Loktev, M. Yu.

M. Yu. Loktev, V. N. Belopukhov, F. L. Vladimirov, G. V. Vdovin, G. D. Love, and A. F. Naumov, “Wave-front control systems based on modal liquid-crystal lenses,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 71, 3290 (2000).
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G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, “Liquid-crystal lenses with a controlled focal length. II. Numerical optimization and experiments,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 26, 261 (1999) G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, [Quantum Electron. 29, 261 (1999)].
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A. F. Naumov, G. D. Love, M. Yu. Loktev, and F. L. Vladimirov, “Control optimization of spherical modal liquid-crystal lenses,” Opt. Exp. 4, 344 (1999).

G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, “Liquid-crystal lenses with a controlled focal length. I. Theory,” Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 26, 256 (1999) G. V. Vdovin, I. R. Gural'nik, S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Loktev, and A. F. Naumov, [Quantum Electron. 29, 256 (1999)].
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A. F. Naumov, M. Yu. Loktev, I. R. Guralnik, and G. Vdovin, “Liquid-crystal adaptive lenses with modal control,” Opt. Lett. 23, 992 (1998).
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Love, G. D.

Lub, J.

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Malalahalli, G.

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P. J. Smith, C. M. Taylor, E. M. McCabe, D. R. Selviah, S. E. Day, and L. G. Commander, “Switchable fiber coupling using variable-focal-length microlenses,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 3132 (2001).
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