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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2040–2046

Modulation transfer function measurements of microjetted microlenses

Brian T. Teipen and Duncan L. MacFarlane  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 10, pp. 2040-2046 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.002040


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Abstract

We measured the modulation transfer function for microjetted microlenses with diameters ranging between 109 and 400 µm and with focal lengths ranging between 135 and 540 µm. We found that single-drop 109-µm-diameter microlenses perform close to their theoretical cutoff frequency. However, the larger lenses made with multiple droplets have a cutoff frequency that is 35% of the theoretical value. We interpret this as an illustration of the rapid increase in spherical aberration as the diameter of a lens increases.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4100) Imaging systems : Modulation transfer function
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 2, 1998
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 1999
Published: April 1, 1999

Citation
Brian T. Teipen and Duncan L. MacFarlane, "Modulation transfer function measurements of microjetted microlenses," Appl. Opt. 38, 2040-2046 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-10-2040

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