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A study of optical design and optimization of zoom optics with liquid lenses through modified genetic algorithm

Yi-Chin Fang, Cheng-Mu Tsai, and Cheng-Lun Chung  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 16291-16302 (2011)

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A new concept for the optimization and optical design of miniature digital zoom optics with liquid lens elements is proposed in this research. The liquid lens elements are limited to the discrete configuration in order to obtain the optimal performance for digital zoom. We propose a newly developed digital zoom layout and optimization with a modified genetic algorism (GA) method, in order to meet the demands of a certain specification. The results show that we achieve a successful optical design and the optimization of the digital zoom optics with liquid optics, whose performance is greatly improved up to 48.68%, from the standpoint of on-axis spot size.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(080.1753) Geometric optics : Computation methods

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2011
Published: August 10, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Yi-Chin Fang, Cheng-Mu Tsai, and Cheng-Lun Chung, "A study of optical design and optimization of zoom optics with liquid lenses through modified genetic algorithm," Opt. Express 19, 16291-16302 (2011)

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