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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 19 — Sep. 22, 2003
  • pp: 2370–2378

Tunable liquid-filled microlens array integrated with microfluidic network

Nikolas Chronis, Gang L. Liu, Ki-Hun Jeong, and Luke P. Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 19, pp. 2370-2378 (2003)

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An elastomer-based tunable liquid-filled microlens array integrated on top of a microfluidic network is fabricated using soft lithographic techniques. The simultaneous control of the focal length of all the microlenses composing the elastomeric array is accomplished by pneumatically regulating the pressure of the microfluidic network. A focal length tuning range of hundreds of microns to several millimeters is achieved. Such an array can be used potentially in dynamic imaging systems and adaptive optics.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2003
Published: September 22, 2003

Nikolas Chronis, Gang Liu, Ki-Hun Jeong, and Luke Lee, "Tunable liquid-filled microlens array integrated with microfluidic network," Opt. Express 11, 2370-2378 (2003)

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