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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6268–6274

Miniature optical autofocus camera by micromachined fluoropolymer deformable mirror

Jen-Liang Wang, Tyng-Yow Chen, Yuan-Heng Chien, and Guo-Dung John Su  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6268-6274 (2009)

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Along with the progress of image sensors in recent years, fix-focus cameras on mobile electronic devices do not fulfill consumer needs. With the size of mobile devices getting smaller and smaller, the displacement-to-thickness ratio is getting larger, and that makes mechanical motor systems difficult to be packaged inside cameras to achieve autofocus function. We propose a design using micromachined fluoropolymer deformable mirrors rather than traditional mechanical motor. With low color dispersion and adjustable power range of 20-diopter, deformable mirrors can be integrated into optical module and are well suitable for miniature optical auto-focus camera.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: November 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2009
Published: April 2, 2009

Jen-Liang Wang, Tyng-Yow Chen, Yuan-Heng Chien, and Guo-Dung John Su, "Miniature optical autofocus camera by micromachined fluoropolymer deformable mirror," Opt. Express 17, 6268-6274 (2009)

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