An electrically tunable liquid crystal (LC) lens with dual hole-patterned electrodes is demonstrated. When the LC lens is operated at low voltages, the dual hole-patterned electrodes with different diameters impart the lens with a coaxial bifocal characteristic. At high voltages, the proposed LC lens functions as a conventional lens with a single focal length but with a switchable optical aperture. The demonstrated LC lens is free of disclination lines because of the presence of voltage-assisted high pretilt angles created from the upmost hole-patterned electrode with small diameter.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics