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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 11 — May. 31, 2004
  • pp: 2494–2500

Tunable microdoublet lens array

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

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 11, pp. 2494-2500 (2004)

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We report a tunable microdoublet lens capable of creating dual modes of biconvex or meniscus lens. The microdoublet lens consists of a tunable liquid-filled lens and a solid negative lens. It can be tuned either by changing the shape of the liquid-filled lens into bi-convex or meniscus or by changing a filling media with different refractive index. The micro-fabrication is based on photopolymer microdispensing and elastomer micromolding methods. The microdoublet lens can provide a solution for minimizing optical aberrations and maximizing the tunability of focal length or field of view by controlling variable and fixed lens curvatures.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2004
Published: May 30, 2004

Ki-Hun Jeong, Gang Liu, Nikolas Chronis, and Luke Lee, "Tunable microdoublet lens array," Opt. Express 12, 2494-2500 (2004)

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