Title

An adaptive liquid lens with radial interdigitated electrode

Authors

Authors

M. Xu; D. M. Xu; H. Ren; I. S. Yoo;Q. H. Wang

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Opt.

Keywords

adaptive lens; dielectrophoretic force; tunable focus; imaging; MICROLENS; DIELECTROPHORESIS; MANIPULATION; CRYSTAL; DROPLET; VOLTAGE; FORCE; Optics

Abstract

A newly patterned electrode is designed for a dielectric liquid lens. The electrode has a radial interdigitated structure which can provide a symmetrical-nonuniform fringing field. This electric field can effectively deform the shape of a dielectric liquid droplet in radial direction, causing the focal length of the liquid droplet to change. For a lens using glycerol as the droplet and optical oil (SL-5267) as the surrounding medium, its focal length (f) can be tuned in the range of similar to -8.28 <= f <= similar to -4.4 mm, when the applied voltage is changed from 0 to 120 V-rms. In contrast to previous approaches, the liquid lens with radial interdigitated electrode has the advantages of scalable aperture size, wide variability of focal length, and good optical characteristics. Moreover, the driving voltage is insensitive to the size of the droplet.

Journal Title

Journal of Optics

Volume

16

Issue/Number

10

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

7

WOS Identifier

WOS:000343665200043

ISSN

2040-8978

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