Vanbrabant, PJM and Beeckman, J and Neyts, K and James, R and Fernandez, FA (2009) Optical Analysis of Liquid Crystal devices using a Finite Element Beam Propagation Method. In: Proceedings of the 29th International Display Research Conference: Eurodisplay 2009. (pp. 450 - 453). Society for Information Display: San Jose, US.
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We present a finite element beam propagation method for the optical analysis of liquid crystal devices. In this method, the evolution of an input optical field is considered upon propagation through structures that may consist of arbitrary inhomogeneous anisotropic dielectric materials. The combination of the efficiency of the beam propagation algorithm, the flexibility of the finite element implementation and the wide applicability to general anisotropic materials makes the presented method an interesting tool for the optical analysis of photonic components. As an illustration, the diffraction of a plane wave in a structure similar to the pixels of a spatial light modulator or microdisplay is shown and the influence of the pixel dimensions is illustrated.
|Title:||Optical Analysis of Liquid Crystal devices using a Finite Element Beam Propagation Method|
|Additional information:||Conference took place in Rome, Italy, 14-17 September 2009|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
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