Abstract

An infrared Lyot filter was fabricated by integrating a polarization beam splitter and two retarders into a single device. A liquid crystal layer was constructed between two silicon pentaprisms that were designed suitably so that light was incident on this layer at 28°. At this angle, the liquid crystal transmitted p-polarized light (Brewster’s angle) and reflected s-polarized light (total internal reflection). The p- or s-polarized light was directed to another liquid crystal layer (retarder) between the prism and a mirror, which induced a wavelength-dependent retardation in the reflection process. Consequently, the light that returned to the beam splitter was transmitted or reflected depending on wavelength.

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[CrossRef]

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J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

M. Saito, R. Takeda, K. Yoshimura, R. Okamoto, and I. Yamada, “Self-controlled signal branch by the use of a nonlinear liquid crystal cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(14), 141110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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N. A. Clark and S. T. Lagerwall, “Submicrosecond bistable electro-optic switching in liquid crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.36(11), 899–901 (1980).
[CrossRef]

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J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Crossland, W. A.

J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

W. A. Crossland, I. G. Manolis, M. M. Redmond, K. L. Tan, T. D. Wilkinson, M. J. Holmes, T. R. Parker, H. H. Chu, J. Croucher, V. A. Handerek, S. T. Warr, B. Robertson, I. G. Bonas, R. Franklin, C. Stace, H. J. White, R. A. Woolley, and G. Henshall, “Holographic optical switching: the “ROSES” demonstrator,” J. Lightwave Technol.18(12), 1845–1854 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Croucher, J.

Davey, A. B.

J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Fang, J.

Franklin, R.

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A. F. Fray, C. Hilsum, and D. Jones, “Some properties of liquid crystals as infrared modulators,” Infrared Phys.18(1), 35–41 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Freude, W.

Ge, Z.

Georgiou, A.

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Hanson, E. G.

Henshall, G.

Hilsum, C.

A. F. Fray, C. Hilsum, and D. Jones, “Some properties of liquid crystals as infrared modulators,” Infrared Phys.18(1), 35–41 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Hobbs, D. S.

Holmes, M. J.

Jeziorska, A. M.

J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, K. M.

Jones, D.

A. F. Fray, C. Hilsum, and D. Jones, “Some properties of liquid crystals as infrared modulators,” Infrared Phys.18(1), 35–41 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Kanatani, K.

Komarcevic, M.

J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Koos, C.

Lagerwall, S. T.

N. A. Clark and S. T. Lagerwall, “Submicrosecond bistable electro-optic switching in liquid crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.36(11), 899–901 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Lee, S.-D.

J. S. Patel and S.-D. Lee, “Electrically tunable and polarization insensitive Fabry-Perot étalon with a liquid-crystal film,” Appl. Phys. Lett.58(22), 2491–2493 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Leuthold, J.

Lin, Y.-H.

Lyot, B.

B. Lyot, “Le filtre monochromatique polarisant et ses applications en physique solaire,” Ann. Astrophys. (Paris)7, 31–79 (1939).

Maeda, M. W.

J. S. Patel and M. W. Maeda, “Tunable polarization diversity liquid-crystal wavelength filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.3, 73–740 (1991).

Manolis, I. G.

McAdams, L. R.

McRuer, R. N.

Moore, J.

J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Neyts, K.

Okamoto, R.

M. Saito, R. Takeda, K. Yoshimura, R. Okamoto, and I. Yamada, “Self-controlled signal branch by the use of a nonlinear liquid crystal cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(14), 141110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Parker, R. J.

J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Parker, T. R.

Pasco, J. G.

J. G. Pasco and W. Elser, “Liquid crystal infrared modulation,” Opt. Eng.20, 970–975 (1981).

Patel, J. S.

J. S. Patel and S.-D. Lee, “Electrically tunable and polarization insensitive Fabry-Perot étalon with a liquid-crystal film,” Appl. Phys. Lett.58(22), 2491–2493 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Patel and M. W. Maeda, “Tunable polarization diversity liquid-crystal wavelength filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.3, 73–740 (1991).

Pfeifle, J.

Redmond, M. M.

Ren, H.

Resler, D. P.

Robertson, B.

Saito, M.

M. Saito, K. Yoshimura, and K. Kanatani, “Silicon-based liquid-crystal cell for self-branching of optical packets,” Opt. Lett.36(2), 208–210 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Saito and T. Yasuda, “An infrared polarization switch consisting of silicon and liquid crystal,” J. Opt.12(1), 015504 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Saito, R. Takeda, K. Yoshimura, R. Okamoto, and I. Yamada, “Self-controlled signal branch by the use of a nonlinear liquid crystal cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(14), 141110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Saito and T. Yasuda, “Complex refractive-index spectrum of liquid crystal in the infrared,” Appl. Opt.42(13), 2366–2371 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sharp, G. D.

Sharp, R. C.

Stace, C.

Takeda, R.

M. Saito, R. Takeda, K. Yoshimura, R. Okamoto, and I. Yamada, “Self-controlled signal branch by the use of a nonlinear liquid crystal cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(14), 141110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tan, K. L.

Wagner, R. E.

Warr, S. T.

White, H. J.

Wilkinson, T. D.

J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

W. A. Crossland, I. G. Manolis, M. M. Redmond, K. L. Tan, T. D. Wilkinson, M. J. Holmes, T. R. Parker, H. H. Chu, J. Croucher, V. A. Handerek, S. T. Warr, B. Robertson, I. G. Bonas, R. Franklin, C. Stace, H. J. White, R. A. Woolley, and G. Henshall, “Holographic optical switching: the “ROSES” demonstrator,” J. Lightwave Technol.18(12), 1845–1854 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Woolley, R. A.

Wu, S.-T.

Wu, Y.-H.

Xu, H.

J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, I.

M. Saito, R. Takeda, K. Yoshimura, R. Okamoto, and I. Yamada, “Self-controlled signal branch by the use of a nonlinear liquid crystal cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(14), 141110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yasuda, T.

M. Saito and T. Yasuda, “An infrared polarization switch consisting of silicon and liquid crystal,” J. Opt.12(1), 015504 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Saito and T. Yasuda, “Complex refractive-index spectrum of liquid crystal in the infrared,” Appl. Opt.42(13), 2366–2371 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yoshimura, K.

M. Saito, K. Yoshimura, and K. Kanatani, “Silicon-based liquid-crystal cell for self-branching of optical packets,” Opt. Lett.36(2), 208–210 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Saito, R. Takeda, K. Yoshimura, R. Okamoto, and I. Yamada, “Self-controlled signal branch by the use of a nonlinear liquid crystal cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(14), 141110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, Y.

Ann. Astrophys. (Paris) (1)

B. Lyot, “Le filtre monochromatique polarisant et ses applications en physique solaire,” Ann. Astrophys. (Paris)7, 31–79 (1939).

Appl. Opt. (4)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

M. Saito, R. Takeda, K. Yoshimura, R. Okamoto, and I. Yamada, “Self-controlled signal branch by the use of a nonlinear liquid crystal cell,” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(14), 141110 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Patel and S.-D. Lee, “Electrically tunable and polarization insensitive Fabry-Perot étalon with a liquid-crystal film,” Appl. Phys. Lett.58(22), 2491–2493 (1991).
[CrossRef]

N. A. Clark and S. T. Lagerwall, “Submicrosecond bistable electro-optic switching in liquid crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.36(11), 899–901 (1980).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

J. Moore, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, A. B. Davey, M. Evans, A. M. Jeziorska, M. Komarčević, R. J. Parker, T. D. Wilkinson, and H. Xu, “The silicon backplane design for an LCOS polarization-insensitive phase hologram SLM,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.20(1), 60–62 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Patel and M. W. Maeda, “Tunable polarization diversity liquid-crystal wavelength filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.3, 73–740 (1991).

J. R. Andrews, “Low voltage wavelength tuning of an external cavity diode laser using a nematic liquid crystal-containing birefringent filter,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.2(5), 334–336 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Infrared Phys. (1)

A. F. Fray, C. Hilsum, and D. Jones, “Some properties of liquid crystals as infrared modulators,” Infrared Phys.18(1), 35–41 (1978).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Opt. (1)

M. Saito and T. Yasuda, “An infrared polarization switch consisting of silicon and liquid crystal,” J. Opt.12(1), 015504 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2)

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

Mater. Res. Bull. (1)

R. Chang, “Application of polarimetry and interferometry to liquid crystal-film research,” Mater. Res. Bull.7(4), 267–278 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

J. G. Pasco and W. Elser, “Liquid crystal infrared modulation,” Opt. Eng.20, 970–975 (1981).

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. (1)

S.-T. Wu, “Birefringence dispersion of liquid crystals,” Phys. Rev.33(2), 1270–1274 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

I. C. Khoo, Liquid Crystals, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 2007).

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