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Appl Opt. 2009 Jan 1;48(1):74-9.

Switchable polarization-independent liquid-crystal Fabry-Perot filter.

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  • 1Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242, USA.


A new approach to a polarization-independent twisted liquid-crystal (LC) structure, where phase difference between orthogonal eigenmodes is tuned to be an integer multiple of 2pi, is demonstrated with a numerical model. For select wavelengths, polarization-independent operation can be achieved by tuning the twist rate and thickness of the LC cavity. Applications can be found in polarization- independent switches and field sequential wavelength selection devices.

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