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Dynamic study of a Varioptic variable focal lens
Author(s): Claude Gabay; Bruno Berge; Guillaume Dovillaire; Samuel Bucourt
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Paper Abstract

We present real-time measurements of the wave front distortion induced by a variable focal lens. This lens, called Varioptic, is made of a transparent cell filled with twin liquids. We submit a 4.5mm in diameter lens upon a 110V voltage step inducing a optical power shift of about 25 dioptries (m-1) . Characteristic response time is shown to be of the order of a few 1/100s, the lens recovering its full quality after 5/100s. We present a scaling analysis of this response time versus lens size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4767, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering III, (16 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468224
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Claude Gabay, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France)
Bruno Berge, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and Varioptic (France)
Guillaume Dovillaire, Imagine Optic (France)
Samuel Bucourt, Imagine Optic (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4767:
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering III
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith; R. Barry Johnson, Editor(s)

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