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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6664–6669

Design of a zoom lens without motorized optical elements

Runling Peng, Jiabi Chen, Cheng Zhu, and Songlin Zhuang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6664-6669 (2007)

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A novel design of a zoom lens system without motorized movements is proposed. The lens system consists of a fixed lens and two double-liquid variable-focus lenses. The liquid lenses, made out of two immiscible liquids, are based on the principle of electrowetting: an effect controlling the wetting properties of a liquid on a solid by modifying the applied voltage at the solid-liquid interface. The structure and principle of the lens system are introduced in this paper. Detailed calculations and simulation examples are presented to show that this zoom lens system appears viable as the next-generation zoom lens.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: April 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2007
Published: May 15, 2007

Runling Peng, Jiabi Chen, Cheng Zhu, and Songlin Zhuang, "Design of a zoom lens without motorized optical elements," Opt. Express 15, 6664-6669 (2007)

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