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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18703–18711

Optofluidic compound microlenses made by emulsion techniques

Sergio Calixto, Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Francisco J. Sanchez-Marin, Virginia Marañon, Jose Luis Arauz-Lara, Diana Mendoza Olivares, Margarita Calixto-Solano, and E. Militza Martinez-Prado  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18703-18711 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018703


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Abstract

Here we present a new method to make liquid lenses. It is based on the microfluidics method and involves the preparation of emulsions one drop at a time. Tests of lenses by image formation are presented. Experimental results are compared with results of an optical design program. We also present a new type of lens that we call a Compound Lens which consists of two spherical lenses, one inside the other.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: May 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2010
Published: August 18, 2010

Citation
Sergio Calixto, Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Francisco J. Sanchez-Marin, Virginia Marañon, Jose Luis Arauz-Lara, Diana Mendoza Olivares, Margarita Calixto-Solano, and E. Militza Martinez-Prado, "Optofluidic compound microlenses made by emulsion techniques," Opt. Express 18, 18703-18711 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-18-18703


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