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Liquid lens based on electrowetting: actual developments on larger aperture and multiple electrodes design for image stabilization or beam steering
Author(s): Bruno Berge; Jérôme Broutin; Hilario Gaton; Géraldine Malet; Eric Simon; Florent Thieblemont
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents experimental results on several liquid lenses based on Electrowetting which are commercially available. It will be shown that larger aperture lenses are basically of the same optical quality than smaller lenses, sometimes reaching the diffraction limit, then opening new kind of applications areas for variable lenses in laser science. Regarding response time, actual performances of liquids lenses based on Electrowetting are presented and compared to a model simulating the internal fluid reorganization, seen as the main source of delay between electrical actuation and optical evolution of the lens. This simplified analytical model is supporting experimental results in various situations (focus and tilt variations), in static and dynamic regimes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8616, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XII, 861612 (13 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006847
Show Author Affiliations
Bruno Berge, Varioptic-A BU of Parrot SA (France)
Jérôme Broutin, Varioptic-A BU of Parrot SA (France)
Hilario Gaton, Varioptic-A BU of Parrot SA (France)
Géraldine Malet, Varioptic-A BU of Parrot SA (France)
Eric Simon, Varioptic-A BU of Parrot SA (France)
Florent Thieblemont, Varioptic-A BU of Parrot SA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8616:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XII
Wibool Piyawattanametha; Yong-Hwa Park, Editor(s)

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