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19 November 2019 Liquid crystal hologram for cylinder lens measurement
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We propose a liquid crystal (LC) hologram fabricated with photoalignment technology, for the measurement of a cylindrical surface. A standard cylindrical surface reflects the incident planar wavefront and generates an interferogram with a planar reference wavefront. Photoalignment azo-dye material is then exposed by the interferogram and aligned with desired orientations, following with depositing LC monomer to generate the designed phase information. After ultra-violet curing, the fabricated LC hologram plate can generate a standard cylindrical wavefront when illuminated with a planar wavefront. The minimal line-width due to the limitation of LC molecules is sub-microns, which is smaller than the limitation in traditional CGH. The systematic design of the measurement is proposed, followed by a demonstration simulation.
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Yao Hu, Shaopu Wang, Zhen Wang, Wanlong Zhang, and Qun Hao "Liquid crystal hologram for cylinder lens measurement", Proc. SPIE 11185, Optical Design and Testing IX, 111850W (19 November 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2536599
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