AU5515201A - Switchable polymer-dispersed liquid crystal optical elements - Google Patents

Switchable polymer-dispersed liquid crystal optical elements

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Publication number
AU5515201A
AU5515201A AU55152/01A AU5515201A AU5515201A AU 5515201 A AU5515201 A AU 5515201A AU 55152/01 A AU55152/01 A AU 55152/01A AU 5515201 A AU5515201 A AU 5515201A AU 5515201 A AU5515201 A AU 5515201A
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Australia
Prior art keywords
liquid crystal
optical elements
dispersed liquid
crystal optical
switchable polymer
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Abandoned
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AU55152/01A
Inventor
Bob Epling
Bill Hagan
William Kelly
Richard L. Sutherland
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Science Applications International Corp (SAIC)
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Science Applications International Corp (SAIC)
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Priority to US17147899P priority Critical
Priority to US60171478 priority
Priority to US24077100P priority
Priority to US60240771 priority
Application filed by Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) filed Critical Science Applications International Corp (SAIC)
Priority to PCT/US2000/034661 priority patent/WO2001050200A2/en
Publication of AU5515201A publication Critical patent/AU5515201A/en
Application status is Abandoned legal-status Critical

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    • G02F1/00Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating, or modulating; Non-linear optics
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    • G02F1/13Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating, or modulating; Non-linear optics for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour  based on liquid crystals, e.g. single liquid crystal display cells
    • G02F1/133Constructional arrangements; Operation of liquid crystal cells; Circuit arrangements
    • G02F1/1333Constructional arrangements; Manufacturing methods
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    • G02F1/1326Liquid crystal optical waveguides or liquid crystal cells specially adapted for gating or modulating between optical waveguides
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    • G02FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
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    • G02F1/13Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating, or modulating; Non-linear optics for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour  based on liquid crystals, e.g. single liquid crystal display cells
    • G02F1/137Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating, or modulating; Non-linear optics for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour  based on liquid crystals, e.g. single liquid crystal display cells characterised by the electro-optical or magneto-optical effect, e.g. field-induced phase transition, orientation effect, guest-host interaction or dynamic scattering
    • G02F2001/13712Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating, or modulating; Non-linear optics for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour  based on liquid crystals, e.g. single liquid crystal display cells characterised by the electro-optical or magneto-optical effect, e.g. field-induced phase transition, orientation effect, guest-host interaction or dynamic scattering the LC having negative dielectric anisotropy
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    • G02OPTICS
    • G02FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
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    • G02F2201/34Constructional arrangements not provided for in groups G02F1/00 - G02F7/00 reflector
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    • G02F2203/00Function characteristic
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    • G02F2203/00Function characteristic
    • G02F2203/58Multi-wavelength, e.g. operation of the device at a plurality of wavelengths
    • G02F2203/585Add/drop devices
AU55152/01A 1999-12-22 2000-12-21 Switchable polymer-dispersed liquid crystal optical elements Abandoned AU5515201A (en)

Priority Applications (5)

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US17147899P true 1999-12-22 1999-12-22
US60171478 1999-12-22
US24077100P true 2000-10-17 2000-10-17
US60240771 2000-10-17
PCT/US2000/034661 WO2001050200A2 (en) 1999-12-22 2000-12-21 Switchable polymer-dispersed liquid crystal optical elements

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