Liquid-Crystal Based Light Steering Optical Elements

Sergiy Valyukh, Iryna Valyukh, Vladimir Chigrinov

Abstract


Potential abilities of active optical elements based on liquid crystals are investigated. We consider liquid crystal cells in which a desired distribution of the liquid crystal director is achieved by a non-uniform electric field and by inhomogeneous boundary conditions. The optical elements built on principles of diffractive optics are discussed.

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