Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Bio-inspired microlenses and their biomedical applications
Author(s): H. Jiang
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00

Paper Abstract

Optical detection and imaging have wide applications in biomedicine and biological and chemical analyses. With continuing miniaturization effort to realize integrated microsystems, micro-scale optical components become more and more important. For any optical system, lenses are critical elements. In this paper, I will present our work on liquid microlenses. I will first introduce a few types of microlenses and microlens arrays, including tunable liquid microlenses actuated by temperature-, pH- and infrared light-responsive hydrogels. Then, I will discuss about potential applications of these lenses in medical instruments. I will describe miniaturized cameras capable of multiple viewpoints, and prototype flexible endoscopes implementing infrared-light responsive liquid microlenses at their distal ends.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8598, Bioinspired, Biointegrated, Bioengineered Photonic Devices, 85980B (12 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2007428
Show Author Affiliations
H. Jiang, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8598:
Bioinspired, Biointegrated, Bioengineered Photonic Devices
Luke P. Lee; John A. Rogers; Seok-Hyun Yun, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top
Sign in to read the full article
Create a free SPIE account to get access to
premium articles and original research
Forgot your username?