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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23720–23727

Characterization of the dynamic mechanical stability of liquid-filled lenses

Hongbin Yu, Bin Guo, Angel Lin Tsu-Hui, Julius Tsai Ming Lin, and Tack Boon Yee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23720-23727 (2012)

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In this paper, the dynamic mechanical stability of the liquid-filled lenses was studied, in which acoustic excitation was used as broad band perturbation sources and the resultant response of the lens was characterized using non-contact laser Doppler vibrometer. To the best of our knowledge, it’s the first time that the mechanical stability of liquid-filled lenses was experimentally reported. Both experimental results and theoretical analysis demonstrate that the resonance of the lens will shift to higher frequency while the vibration velocity as well as its magnitude will be reduced accordingly when the pressure in the lens cavity is increased to shorten the focal length. All of these results will provide useful references to help researchers design their own liquid-filled lenses for various applications.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Vibration analysis
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Adaptive Optics

Original Manuscript: May 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2012
Published: October 1, 2012

Hongbin Yu, Bin Guo, Angel Lin Tsu-Hui, Julius Tsai Ming Lin, and Tack Boon Yee, "Characterization of the dynamic mechanical stability of liquid-filled lenses," Opt. Express 20, 23720-23727 (2012)

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