PATENTS
  1. POLARIZATION-INDEPENDENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICES INCLUDING MULTIPLE POLARIZATION GRATING ARRANGEMENTS AND RELATED DEVICES, U.S. Patent 8,537,310 (2013) USPTO Link; European Patent 2350736 (2013)
    Inventors: Michael J. Escuti, Chulwoo Oh, Ravi K. Komanduri, Brandon L. Conover, and Jihwan Kim
  2. BEAM STEERING DEVICES INCLUDING STACKED LIQUID CRYSTAL POLARIZATION GRATINGS AND RELATED METHODS OF OPERATION, Intl. Appl. No. PCT/US2010/043861, filed 2009 (WIPO Link).
    Inventors: Michael J. Escuti, Jihwan Kim, Chulwoo Oh, and Steve Serati
  3. POLARIZATION CONVERSION SYSTEMS WITH POLARIZATION GRATING AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS, Intl. Appl. No. PCT/US2012/058985, filed 2011 (WIPO Link).
    Inventors: Michael J. Escuti, Ravi K. Komanduri, Jihwan Kim, and Kristopher. F. Lawler
  4. DIRECT WRITE LITHOGRAPHY SYSTEM FOR THE FABRICATION OF GEOMETRIC PHASE HOLOGRAMS, US Provisional Patent Application No. 61/713,770, filed 2012.
    Inventors: Michael J. Escuti, Matthew Miskiewicz, and Jihwan Kim
  5. NCSU Invention Disclosure for Provisional Patent Application, MBSS Ref. 5051-822PR, 2013.
    Inventors: Michael J. Escuti, Jihwan Kim, Ravi K. Komanduri, and Erin Clark

PAPERS (peer-reviewed)

  1. Y Li, J Kim, and MJ Escuti, "Orbital angular momentum generation and mode transformation with high efficiency using forked polarization gratings," Applied Optics, vol. 51, no. 34, pp. 8236-8245, 2012.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract | Highlighted by Optics InfoBase Spotlight)
  2. J Kim, RK Komanduri, KF Lawler, DJ Kekas, and MJ Escuti, "Efficient and monolithic polarization conversion system based on a polarization grating," Applied Optics, vol. 51, no. 20, pp. 4852-4857, 2012.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  3. MN Miskiewicz, J Kim, Y Li, RK Komanduri, and MJ Escuti, "Progress on large-area polarization grating fabrication," Proc. SPIE - Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI, vol. 8395, art. no. 83950G, 2012.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  4. J Buck, S Serati, L Hosting, R Serati, H Masterson, MJ Escuti, J Kim, and MN Miskiewicz, "Polarization gratings for non-mechanical beam steering applications," Proc. SPIE - Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI, vol. 8395, art. no. 83950F, 2012.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  5. J Kim, RK Komanduri, and MJ Escuti, "A compact holographic recording setup for tuning pitch using polarizing prisms," Proc. SPIE - Practical Holography XXVI: Materials and Applications, vol. 8281, art. no. 82810R, 2012.
    (Online (pdf)|Abstract)
  6. Y Li, J Kim, and MJ Escuti, "Broadband orbital angular momentum manipulation using liquid crystal thin films," Proc. SPIE - Complex Light and Optical Forces VI, vol. 8274, art. no. 827415, 2012.
    (Online (pdf)|Abstract)
  7. R.K. Komanduri, J Kim, KF Lawler, and MJ Escuti, "Multi-twist retarders for broadband polarization transformation," Proc. SPIE - Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VII, vol. 8279, art. no. 82790E, 2012.
    (Online (pdf)|Abstract)
  8. J Kim, MN Miskiewicz, and MJ. Escuti, "Laser beam steering (and beyond) with polarization gratings: review and prospects (Invited Paper)," Proc. SPIE - Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VII, vol 8279, 2012.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  9. J Kim, C Oh, S Serati, and MJ Escuti, “Wide-angle, nonmechanical beam steering with high throughput utilizing polarization gratings”, Applied Optics, vol. 50, no. 17, pp. 2636-2639, 2011.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  10. Y Li, J Kim, and MJ Escuti, "Experimental realization of high-efficiency switchable optical OAM state generator and transformer," Proc. SPIE - Laser Beam Shaping XII, vol. 8130, art. no. 81300F, 2011.
    (Online (pdf)|Abstract)
  11. E Seo, HC Kee, Y Kim, S Jeong, H Choi, S Lee, J Kim, RK Komanduri, and MJ Escuti, "Polarization Conversion System Using A Polymer Polarization Grating," SID Symposium Digest, vol. 42, pp. 540-543, 2011.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  12. J Kim, MN Miskiewicz, S Serati, and MJ Escuti, "Demonstration of large-angle nonmechanical laser beam steering based on LC polymer polarization gratings," Proc. SPIE - Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications VIII, vol. 8052, art. no. 80520T, 2011.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  13. C Oh, J Kim, JF Muth, S Serati, and MJ Escuti, “High-Throughput, Continuous Beam Steering Using Rotating Polarization Gratings”, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 200-202, 2010.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  14. Y Li, J Kim, and MJ Escuti, "Controlling Orbital Angular Momentum using Forked Polarization Gratings," Proc. SPIE - Laser Beam Shaping XI, vol. 7789, art. no. 778914, 2010.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  15. J Kim, MN Miskiewicz, S Serati, and MJ Escuti, "High-efficiency quasi-ternary design for nonmechanical beam-steering utilizing polarization gratings," Proc. SPIE - Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications VIII, vol. 7816, art. no. 78160G, 2010.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  16. J Kim and MJ Escuti, "Demonstration of a polarization grating imaging spectropolarimeter (PGIS)," Proc. SPIE - Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing IX, vol. 7672, art. no. 767208, 2010.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  17. C Oh, J Kim, JF Muth, and MJ Escuti, "A New Beam Steering Concept: Risley Gratings," Proc. SPIE - Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications VII, vol. 7466, art. no. 746619, 2009.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  18. J Kim, C Oh, MJ Escuti, L Hosting, and S Serati, "Wide-angle nonmechanical beam steering using thin liquid crystal polarization gratings," Proc. SPIE - Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications VI, vol. 7093, art. no. 709302, 2008.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)
  19. J Kim and MJ Escuti, "Snapshot imaging spectropolarimeter utilizing polarization gratings," Proc. SPIE - Imaging Spectrometry XIII, vol. 7086, art. no. 708603, 2008.
    (Online (pdf) | Abstract)