Title

Adaptive liquid lens actuated by photo-polymer

Authors

Authors

S. Xu; H. W. Ren; Y. J. Lin; M. G. J. Moharam; S. T. Wu;N. Tabiryan

Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

MICROSCOPY; ELECTRODE; MICROLENS; CRYSTAL; FILM; Optics

Abstract

An adaptive liquid lens actuated by a photo-polymer is demonstrated. The lens cell consists of a top glass substrate and a bottom plastic slab with two holes: reservoir hole and lens hole, which are sealed with elastic membranes. A photo-sensitive polymer is attached to the membrane of the reservoir hole. Under blue light irradiation, the polymer is bent which exerts a pressure to regulate the curvature of the membrane on the lens hole and then change the focal length of the plano-convex lens. The focal length is tunable from infinity to 21.2 mm in seconds. Non-mechanical driving, easy integration with other optical components and compact system are the key features of this lens. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

17

Issue/Number

20

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

17590

Last Page

17595

WOS Identifier

WOS:000270295300037

ISSN

1094-4087

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