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A study of variable focus gradient optical index liquid lens
Author(s): Shy-Pin Cuo; Dein Shaw; C. W. Lin
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this study is to present a design concept of a variable focus gradient index liquid lens. The concept of the design is utilized a method which involve powder in liquid and the powder is driven by electrical magnetic force. This lens is composed of a barrel, liquid, powder in liquid and electrical magnetic-driven control device. The electrical-magnetic control device is used to control the powder distribution in the liquid; the controlled powder distribution makes the lens becomes a gradient optical index lens. When the electrical magnetism-driven control device operates, the lens optical index decreases from centric to rim in radial direction gradually. The focused position can be varied when the electrical magnetism-driven controlled device operates in different conditions. Finally, a prototype is set up and experiment is conducted. Application and analysis of the design concept is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7061, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XI, 70610Q (11 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793566
Show Author Affiliations
Shy-Pin Cuo, National Tsing-Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Dein Shaw, National Tsing-Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
C. W. Lin, National Tsing-Hua Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7061:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XI
R. John Koshel; G. Groot Gregory; James D. Moore; David H. Krevor, Editor(s)

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