Photoaligned liquid crystal polymers for space variant polarization control

Scott C. McEldowney, David M. Shemo, Russell A. Chipman

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We present developments using photo-aligned liquid crystal polymers for creating space variant polarization control. We demonstrate novel components which create both systematic and random polarization orientation profiles. Theoretical and experimental properties of vortex retarders and speckle control components are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528780
StatePublished - 2009
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2009Oct 15 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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