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Title: Highly accurate spectral retardance characterization of a liquid crystal retarder including Fabry-Perot interference effects

Multiple-beam Fabry-Perot (FP) interferences occur in liquid crystal retarders (LCR) devoid of an antireflective coating. In this work, a highly accurate method to obtain the spectral retardance of such devices is presented. On the basis of a simple model of the LCR that includes FP effects and by using a voltage transfer function, we show how the FP features in the transmission spectrum can be used to accurately retrieve the ordinary and extraordinary spectral phase delays, and the voltage dependence of the latter. As a consequence, the modulation characteristics of the device are fully determined with high accuracy by means of a few off-state physical parameters which are wavelength-dependent, and a single voltage transfer function that is valid within the spectral range of characterization.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ; ;  [5]
  1. Departamento de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco (Chile)
  2. (Chile)
  3. Instituto de Bioingeniería, Universidad Miguel Hernández, 03202 Elche (Spain)
  4. Departament d'Òptica, Universitat de València, 45100 Burjassot (Spain)
  5. Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Óptica y Tecnología Electrónica, Universidad Miguel Hernández, 03202 Elche (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22275771
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; INTERFERENCE; LIQUID CRYSTALS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MODULATION; TRANSFER FUNCTIONS