Polymer Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Electrically Tunable Microlens Array Formed by Pattern Polymerization of Photopolymerizable Mixtures Containing Liquid Crystals

Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

Fall 11-9-2004

Abstract

An electrically tunable microlens array. The array is formed by pattern photopolymerization of photoreactive mixtures comprising a polymerizable material and liquid crystals; wherein the photopolymerization is characterized by the interaction of multiple-wave mixing. The liquid crystals are contained as droplets in regions between the polymerized material.