OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Optical Technology

Journal of Optical Technology

| SIMULTANEOUS RUSSIAN-ENGLISH PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 72, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2005
  • pp: 445–447

Tunable liquid microlens with three-dimensional adjustment of the position of the focal spot

Y. Xie and Z. Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 72, Issue 6, pp. 445-447 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOT.72.000445


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (139 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A tunable liquid microlens that can be varied from a concave to a convex configuration and which provides three-dimensional adjustment of the position of the focal spot is demonstrated. The tuning is carried out with no reduction of the effective diameter and no surface distortion of the microlens. The focal length is varied by changing the volume of liquid in a microtube. As the focal length is adjusted, three-dimensional adjustment of the focal spot can be obtained by suitably tilting the removable transparent backing. The operating quality of such a microlens is brought out in the results of an experiment: It can be used in such applications as optical switching, optical memory devices with multiple high-density recording, etc. © 2005 Optical Society of America

Citation
Y. Xie and Z. Lu, "Tunable liquid microlens with three-dimensional adjustment of the position of the focal spot," J. Opt. Technol. 72, 445-447 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jot/abstract.cfm?URI=jot-72-6-445


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset

References

References are not available for this paper.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited