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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 22 — Oct. 31, 2005
  • pp: 9003–9013

Set of two orthogonal adaptive cylindrical lenses in a monolith elastomer device

Lin Pang, Uriel Levy, Kyle Campbell, Alex Groisman, and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 22, pp. 9003-9013 (2005)

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A microfluidic device that operates as a set of two adaptive cylindrical lenses focusing light along two orthogonal axes is designed, fabricated and characterized. The device is made out of a silicon elastomer, polydimethylsiloxane, using soft lithography, and consists of a few chambers separated by flexible membranes and filled with liquids of different refractive indices. The cylindrical lenses can be both converging and diverging; their focal lengths are varied independently and continuously adjusted between -40 and 23 mm by setting pressure in the chambers. Applications of the device to shaping of a laser beam, imaging and optical signal processing are demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2005
Published: October 31, 2005

Lin Pang, Uriel Levy, Kyle Campbell, Alex Groisman, and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "Set of two orthogonal adaptive cylindrical lenses in a monolith elastomer device," Opt. Express 13, 9003-9013 (2005)

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