Infrared liquid crystal polymer micropolarizer

Wei Liang Hsu, Kaushik Balakrishnan, Mohammed Ibn-Elhaj, Stanley Pau

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Abstract

The ability to create arbitrary patterned linear and circular infrared (IR) liquid crystal polymer (LCP) polarizers is demonstrated. The operating wavelength of the thin-film polarizer ranges from 700 to 4200 nm. The linear micropolarizer is fabricated using IR dichroic dye as a guest in LCP host with feature size as small as 4 μm. The circular micropolarizer is fabricated using cholesteric LCPs with feature size as small as 6.2 μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5252-5258
Number of pages7
JournalApplied optics
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 10 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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