Fast and low loss flexoelectro-optic liquid crystal phase modulator with a chiral nematic reflector
Wang, Xiuze; Fells, Julian A. J.; Yip, Wing C.; Ali, Taimoor; Lin, Jia-de; Welch, Chris; Mehl, Georg H.; Booth, Martin J.; Wilkinson, Timothy D.; Morris, Stephen M.; Elston, Steve J.
Julian A. J. Fells
Wing C. Yip
Professor Georg Mehl G.H.Mehl@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Organic and Materials Chemistry
Martin J. Booth
Timothy D. Wilkinson
Stephen M. Morris
Steve J. Elston
In this paper, we demonstrate a flexoelectro-optic liquid crystal phase-only device that uses a chiral nematic reflector to achieve full 2π phase modulation. This configuration is found to be very tolerant to imperfections in the chiral nematic reflector provided that the flexoelectro-optic LC layer fulfils the half-wave condition. Encouragingly, the modulation in the phase, which operates at kHz frame rates, is also accompanied by low amplitude modulation. The configuration demonstrated herein is particularly promising for the development of next-generation liquid crystal on silicon spatial light modulators.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publisher||Nature Publishing Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Wang, X., Fells, J. A. J., Yip, W. C., Ali, T., Lin, J., Welch, C., …Elston, S. J. (2019). Fast and low loss flexoelectro-optic liquid crystal phase modulator with a chiral nematic reflector. Scientific reports, 9, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42831-5|
|Additional Information||Received: 9 November 2018; Accepted: 5 April 2019; First Online: 7 May 2019; : The authors declare no competing interests.|
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