OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Display Technology

Journal of Display Technology

| A JOINT IEEE/OSA PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 5, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 411–413

Fabrication and Demonstration of Electrowetting Liquid Lens Arrays

Neil R. Smith, Linlin Hou, Jinlin Zhang, and Jason Heikenfeld

Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 5, Issue 11, pp. 411-413 (2009)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (491 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

Reported is the fabrication and demonstration of an array of >12 000 switchable liquid microlenses, each ~300 µm in diameter and switchable through plano-concave to plano-convex. Electrowetting is used to modulate the contact angle of an aqueous/oil liquid system over a range of 100°, resulting in a switchable dioptric range of -360 m-1 to 230 m-1. Compared to previous reports of single 2–6 mm electrowetting lenses, the fabrication process reported herein reduces the individual lenslet size by ~10x. To dose liquids into large arrays of these small liquid lenslets, a scalable self-assembled dosing process was developed. The completed liquid lens array has a fill factor of 50% which can be extended to >80%.

© 2009 IEEE

Citation
Neil R. Smith, Linlin Hou, Jinlin Zhang, and Jason Heikenfeld, "Fabrication and Demonstration of Electrowetting Liquid Lens Arrays," J. Display Technol. 5, 411-413 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jdt/abstract.cfm?URI=jdt-5-11-411

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited