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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 9945–9954

Tunable liquid-filled lens integrated with aspherical surface for spherical aberration compensation

Hongbin Yu, Guangya Zhou, Hui Min Leung, and Fook Siong Chau  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 9945-9954 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.009945


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Abstract

A novel liquid-filled lens design is presented. During fabrication, high precision single point diamond turning (SPDT) is introduced into standard soft lithography process to fabricate an aspherical surface constituting one end of lens. This enables the spherical aberration associated with the operation of the conventional liquid-filled lenses to be compensated for. Through flexibly optimizing this surface contour, it can be designed to work within particular working regions with improved optical quality. At the same time, the deformable elastic membrane is still adopted at the other end of the lens, thus preserving the high focal length tunability. This proof of concept and the performance of the proposed lens have been demonstrated using the lateral shearing interferometry experiment..

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OCIS Codes
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(230.4685) Optical devices : Optical microelectromechanical devices
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2010
Published: April 28, 2010

Citation
Hongbin Yu, Guangya Zhou, Hui Min Leung, and Fook Siong Chau, "Tunable liquid-filled lens integrated with aspherical surface for spherical aberration compensation," Opt. Express 18, 9945-9954 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-10-9945


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