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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12430–12435

A novel adaptive mechanical-wetting lens for visible and near infrared imaging

Su Xu, Yifan Liu, Hongwen Ren, and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12430-12435 (2010)

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We demonstrate an adaptive mechanical-wetting lens with a concentric reservoir to reduce image aberrations and overcome the gravity effect. This lens adopts liquid pressure to change the interface between two immiscible liquids which, in turn, changes the focal length of the resultant liquid lens. Good optical performance, high resolution, and a wide dynamic range of both positive and negative optical power are achieved. Since no PDMS is employed, such lenses can extend their working range to infrared region by choosing proper liquids.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design

ToC Category:
Adaptive Optics

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 19, 2010
Published: May 26, 2010

Su Xu, Yifan Liu, Hongwen Ren, and Shin-Tson Wu, "A novel adaptive mechanical-wetting lens for visible and near infrared imaging," Opt. Express 18, 12430-12435 (2010)

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