Liquid crystal wavelength-independent continuous polarization rotator

Ofir Aharon, Ibrahim Abdulhalim

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Abstract

We demonstrate a wavelength-independent tunable liquid crystal (LC) polarization rotator using two nematic LC retarders for the spectral range from 450 to 1000 nm and wider. The first LC device with tunable retardation determines the rotation, while the second acts as an LC variable quarter-wave plate. Integration with tunable optical filters produces a modality for great potential in spectropolarimetry.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034002
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2010

Keywords

  • optical devices
  • polarization
  • polarization controller
  • spectroscopy
  • switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (all)

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