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Variable-focus cylindrical liquid lens array
Author(s): Wu-xiang Zhao; Dong Liang; Jie Zhang; Chao Liu; Shang-fei Zang; Qiong-hua Wang
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Paper Abstract

A variable-focus cylindrical liquid lens array based on two transparent liquids of different refractive index is demonstrated. An elastic membrane divides a transparent reservoir into two chambers. The two chambers are filled with liquid 1 and liquid 2, respectively, which are of different refractive index. The micro-clapboards help liquid 1, liquid 2 and the elastic membrane form a cylindrical lens array. Driving these two liquids to flow can change the shape of the elastic membrane as well as the focal length. In this design, the gravity effect of liquid can be overcome. A demo lens array of positive optical power is developed and tested. Moreover, a potential application of the proposed lens array for autostereoscopic 3D displays is emphasized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8769, International Conference on Optics in Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (icOPEN2013), 87690Y (22 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2021322
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Wu-xiang Zhao, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Dong Liang, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Jie Zhang, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Chao Liu, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Shang-fei Zang, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Qiong-hua Wang, Sichuan Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8769:
International Conference on Optics in Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (icOPEN2013)
Chenggen Quan; Kemao Qian; Anand Asundi, Editor(s)

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