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Electrowetting-based optics
Author(s): S. Kuiper; B. H. W. Hendriks; R. A. Hayes; B. J. Feenstra; J. M. E. Baken
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Paper Abstract

Electrowetting is electrostatic manipulation of liquids. It can be used to displace and deform volumes of polar liquids. A very promising application area is optics. The surface of a volume of liquid can be used as a tunable lens and displacement of the liquid can change the refraction, diffraction or transmission of light when passing through the liquid. In this paper we describe a selection of various tunable optical components that make use of electrowetting, ranging from refractive and diffractive lenses to diaphragms and displays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5908, Optical Information Systems III, 59080R (10 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623642
Show Author Affiliations
S. Kuiper, Philips Research (Netherlands)
B. H. W. Hendriks, Philips Research (Netherlands)
R. A. Hayes, Philips Research (Netherlands)
B. J. Feenstra, Philips Research (Netherlands)
J. M. E. Baken, Philips Research (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5908:
Optical Information Systems III
Bahram Javidi; Demetri Psaltis, Editor(s)

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