Liquid crystal lenses with tunable focal length

  title={Liquid crystal lenses with tunable focal length},
  author={Y. Lin and Y. Wang and V. Reshetnyak},
  journal={Liquid Crystals Reviews},
  pages={111 - 143}
  • Y. Lin, Y. Wang, V. Reshetnyak
  • Published 2017
  • Materials Science
  • Liquid Crystals Reviews
  • ABSTRACT Lenses with tunable focal length play important roles in nature by helping species avoid predators and capture prey. Many practical devices mimic lens concept for imaging, sensing, and detection. This review covers fundamental optics of lenses and its extension to lenses made of liquid crystals (LCs). Three main types of LC lenses are described, namely, lenses with curved surfaces, flat gradient-index lenses and composite lenses. The review discusses advantages of LC lenses over their… CONTINUE READING
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