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6 September 2019 The power of polymers and liquid crystals for polarization control
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Polymer and liquid crystal devices have long been used for displays but are also useful for polarization control in precision optics. They have performance and cost advantages over historically important optical materials like quartz, calcite, mica and other crystal materials. These advantages include larger apertures much lower sensitivity to angle of incidence and temperature. The polymer films are an essential building block for multifilm achromatic retarders and wide angular field retarders. The liquid crystals enable low voltage electrical rather than mechanical control of polarization.
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Tom Baur and Michael Kraemer "The power of polymers and liquid crystals for polarization control", Proc. SPIE 11132, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IX, 111320L (6 September 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2530705
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