Abstract

In this work we theoretically analyze the performance trends of a liquid crystal lens based on the optically hidden dielectric double layer principle. We demonstrate possible ways to optimize the lens as a function of the material and geometric parameters used. The impact of relative dielectric constants, conductivities, and dimensions of the components of the hidden dielectric layer, as well as the thickness and the temperature of the liquid crystal material, are demonstrated. Corresponding trade-offs are briefly discussed.

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