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  • 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)

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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

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

Brian T. Teipen and Duncan L. MacFarlane, "Modulation transfer function measurements of microjetted microlenses," Appl. Opt. 38, 2040-2046 (1999)

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