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Microlenses made with emulsion techniques
Author(s): Sergio Calixto; Francisco J. Sanchez-Marin; Martha Rosete-Aguilar; Diana Mendoza-Olivares; Virginia Marañon; Jose Luis Arauz-Lara; Margarita Calixto-Solano
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Paper Abstract

We present a method to make liquid lenses. It is based on the microfluidic method to make emulsions. An emulsion is a mixture of two immiscible liquids, where one liquid (the dispersed phase) is dispersed in the form of small droplets in another liquid that forms a continuous phase. The presence of a surfactant is necessary for the long term stability of emulsions. To make liquid lenses we have used capillaries. Through them we inject some microliters of a liquid. The result is that a spherical micro-lens is formed. These lenses can focus light or form images. We have tested the lenses through image forming techniques and compared the results with the ones given by an optical design program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7781, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications IV, 77810M (18 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859757
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Sergio Calixto, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Francisco J. Sanchez-Marin, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Diana Mendoza-Olivares, Univ. de Guanajuato (Mexico)
Virginia Marañon, Univ. de Guadalajara-Lagos de Moreno (Mexico)
Jose Luis Arauz-Lara, Univ. Autónoma de San Luis Potosi (Mexico)
Margarita Calixto-Solano, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7781:
Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications IV
Shizhuo Yin; Ruyan Guo, Editor(s)

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