Title

A novel adaptive mechanical-wetting lens for visible and near infrared imaging

Authors

Authors

S. Xu; Y. F. Liu; H. W. Ren;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

FOCUS LIQUID LENS; MICROSCOPY; ELECTRODE; MICROLENS; Optics

Abstract

We demonstrate an adaptive mechanical-wetting lens with a concentric reservoir to reduce image aberrations and overcome the gravity effect. This lens adopts liquid pressure to change the interface between two immiscible liquids which, in turn, changes the focal length of the resultant liquid lens. Good optical performance, high resolution, and a wide dynamic range of both positive and negative optical power are achieved. Since no PDMS is employed, such lenses can extend their working range to infrared region by choosing proper liquids. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

18

Issue/Number

12

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

12430

Last Page

12435

WOS Identifier

WOS:000278527700045

ISSN

1094-4087

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