Simulation and measurement of liquid crystal devices with micrometer-scale variations for diffractive optics applications

01 October 2008 → 18 April 2011
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
  • Engineering and technology
    • Modelling
    • Multimedia processing
    • Materials science and engineering
liquid crystal displays diffractive optics liquid crystals
Project description

This work is an experimental and theoretical study of a light modulator based on liquid crystals, where the pixel size approaches the light wavelength. Therefore, the existing three-dimensional for molecule orientation is extended and the two-dimensional Wide Angle Beam Propagation simulation method is extended to three dimensions in order to describe the complex optical propagation through the system.