Title

Deformable liquid droplets for optical beam control

Authors

Authors

H. W. Ren; S. Xu;S. T. Wu

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

MICROLENS ARRAY; CRYSTAL LENS; Optics

Abstract

We demonstrate a liquid droplet whose surface profile can be reshaped by voltage. As the dielectric force increases, the dome of a liquid droplet could touch the top substrate and become flat. While the voltage is removed, the droplet recovers to its original spherical shape. By choosing proper liquids, the required voltage for such a shape change is relatively low and the transition speed is fast. Potential application of such a deformable droplet for optical beam control is discussed. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

18

Issue/Number

11

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

11904

Last Page

11910

WOS Identifier

WOS:000278512300106

ISSN

1094-4087

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