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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1842–1846

Large aperture adaptive doublet polymer lens for imaging applications

Freddie Santiago, Brett Bagwell, Ty Martinez, Sergio Restaino, and Sanjay Krishna  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 8, pp. 1842-1846 (2014)

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We report a full design process—finite element modeling, fabrication, and characterization—of adaptive doublet polymer lenses. A first-order model was developed and used to design fluidic doublets, analogous to their glass counterparts. Two constant-volume fluidic chambers were enclosed by three flexible membranes, resulting in a variable focal length doublet with a clear aperture of 19.0 mm. Chromatic focal shift was then used to compare numerical modeling to experimentally measured results over a positive focal length range of 55–200 mm (f/2.89 to f/10.5).

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: May 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2014
Published: July 28, 2014

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Freddie Santiago, Brett Bagwell, Ty Martinez, Sergio Restaino, and Sanjay Krishna, "Large aperture adaptive doublet polymer lens for imaging applications," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 1842-1846 (2014)

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