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Author Guralnik, I. R. ♦ Samagin, S. A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ APERTURES ♦ BEAM SHAPING ♦ CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION ♦ LASERS ♦ LENSES ♦ LIQUID CRYSTALS ♦ OPTICAL PROPERTIES ♦ PHOTON BEAMS ♦ SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION ♦ BEAMS ♦ CONFIGURATION ♦ CRYSTALS ♦ FLUIDS ♦ LIQUIDS ♦ OPENINGS ♦ PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Abstract New experimental results on direct measurements of the phase response of spherical liquid-crystal (LC) optically addressed lenses (OALs) are presented. A simple and easy-to-use formula for the focal length of an adaptive modal LC lens is obtained for the first time. The complex conductance is measured with an accuracy that is sufficient to find the aperture region contribution and the calculated conductance is in good qualitative agreement with the experiment. The possibility of using OALs for self-correction of defocusing and as adaptive laser-beam deflectors is proposed and demonstrated experimentally. (laser applications and other topics in quantum electronics)
ISSN 10637818
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-07-31
Publisher Place United States
Journal Quantum Electronics
Volume Number 34
Issue Number 7


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