Lenticular arrays based on liquid crystals

Urruchi Del Pozo, Virginia and Algorri Genaro, José Francisco and Sánchez Pena, José Manuel and Geday, Morten Andreas and Quintana Arregui, Patxi Xabier and Bennis, Noureddine (2012). Lenticular arrays based on liquid crystals. "Opto-Electronics Review", v. 20 (n. 3); pp. 260-266. ISSN 1230-3402.


Title: Lenticular arrays based on liquid crystals
  • Urruchi Del Pozo, Virginia
  • Algorri Genaro, José Francisco
  • Sánchez Pena, José Manuel
  • Geday, Morten Andreas
  • Quintana Arregui, Patxi Xabier
  • Bennis, Noureddine
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Opto-Electronics Review
Date: September 2012
Volume: 20
Freetext Keywords: Liquid crystal lenticular array, GRIN lens, high resistivity layer, birefringence electrically controlled
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Lenticular array products have experienced a growing interest in the last decade due to the very wide range of applications they can cover. Indeed, this kind of lenses can create different effects on a viewing image such as 3D, flips, zoom, etc. In this sense, lenticular based on liquid crystals (LC) technology is being developed with the aim of tuning the lens profiles simply by controlling the birefringence electrically. In this work, a LC lenticular lens array has been proposed to mimic a GRIN lenticular lens array but adding the capability of tuning their lens profiles. Comb control electrodes have been designed as pattern masks for the ITO on the upper substrate. Suitable high resistivity layers have been chosen to be deposited on the control electrode generating an electric field gradient between teeth of the same electrode. Test measurements have allowed us to demonstrate that values of phase retardations and focal lengths, for an optimal driving waveform, are fairly in agreement. In addition, results of focusing power of tuneable lenses were compared to those of conventional lenses. The behaviour of both kinds of lenses has revealed to be mutually similar for focusing collimated light and for refracting images.

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Item ID: 16377
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Deposited on: 14 Jul 2013 11:35
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 16:40
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