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Micro-patterned liquid crystal Pancharatnam–Berry axilens
Jiarui Ren1, Weichang Wang1, Weiqiang Yang1, Conglong Yuan1, Kang Zhou1, Xiao Li1, Alwin Mingwai Tam1;2;4, Cuiling Meng2, Jiatong Sun3, Vladimir G. Chigrinov2, Hoising Kwok2, Xiaoqian Wang1, Zhigang Zheng1, and Dong Shen1
1 Physics Department, [East China University of Science and Technology], Shanghai 200237, China
2 ECE Department, [Hong Kong University of Science and Technology], Hong Kong 999077, China
3 College of Information Science and Technology, [Donghua University], Shanghai 201620, China
4 E-mail: amwtam@ust.hk

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(06): pp.062301

DOI:10.3788/COL201816.062301
Topic:Optical devices
Keywords(OCIS Code): 230.3720  160.3710  050.1965  230.3120  260.5430  

Abstract
A liquid crystal Pancharatnam–Berry (PB) axilens is proposed and fabricated via a digital micro-mirror-device-based photo-patterning system. The polarization-dependent device behaves as an axilens for a left-handed circularly polarized incident beam, for which an optical ring is focused with a long focal depth in the transverse direction at the output, and an anti-axilens for a right-handed circularly polarized incident beam, for which an optical ring gradually expands at the output. The modification of the size and the sharpness of the diffracted ring beam is demonstrated by encoding a positive (negative) PB lens term into the director expression of a PB (anti-)axicon.

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Received:2018/2/7
Accepted:2018/4/3
Posted online:2018/5/25

Get Citation: Jiarui Ren, Weichang Wang, Weiqiang Yang, Conglong Yuan, Kang Zhou, Xiao Li, Alwin Mingwai Tam, Cuiling Meng, Jiatong Sun, Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Hoising Kwok, Xiaoqian Wang, Zhigang Zheng, and Dong Shen, "Micro-patterned liquid crystal Pancharatnam–Berry axilens," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(06), 062301(2018)

Note: This work was sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (Nos. 61435008, 61705067, and 61575063), the Shanghai Pujiang Program (No. 16PJ1402200), the Shanghai Rising-Star Program (No. 17QA1401100), and the State Key Laboratory on Advanced Displays and Optoelectronics Technologies, ECE Department, HKUST, Hong Kong.



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