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Optomechanical design, analysis, and simulation of tunable liquid-filled lenses
Author(s): A. Santiago-Alvarado; J. González-García; F. Itubide-Jiménez; M. Campos-García; E. A. López-López; S. Vázquez-Montiel; B. I. G. Licona-Moran
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Paper Abstract

Tunable liquid-filled lens (TLFL) is a lens that changing their focal length by modify the quantity of liquid within the mount. Recent research shows that, the use of tunables lens makes lighter, simpler and more compact optical devices in micro-ingineering. In the literature there are papers that present simulations of the behavior of tunable micro-lenses composed slim membranes. We use a TLFL composed a cylindrical metallic mount with a compartment for two transparent elastic membranes filled with water between them. Membranes with plane, spherical and conic surfaces are employed. The membranes are elaborated of Polydimethilsolixane and the mechanical mount is made of alluminium. In this work, we present the opto-mechanical design, analysis and simulations of behavior de tunable liquid-filled lenses composed thick membranes. The analysis is made in three TLFL with different types membranes. The simulations and analysis of mechanical behavior were made with SolidWork™ software. Moreover an application with genetic algorithms was development to obtain the geometrical parameters of the lenses when a value of pressure is applied on the membrane surfaces. On the order hand, the analysis of optical behavior of the lenses was made with the OSLO software. Finaly, results are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8011, 22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World, 80111Q (2 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.903273
Show Author Affiliations
A. Santiago-Alvarado, Univ. Technológica de la Mixteca (Mexico)
J. González-García, Univ. Technológica de la Mixteca (Mexico)
F. Itubide-Jiménez, Univ. Technológica de la Mixteca (Mexico)
M. Campos-García, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
E. A. López-López, Univ. Technológica de la Mixteca (Mexico)
S. Vázquez-Montiel, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)
B. I. G. Licona-Moran, Univ. Technologica de la Mixteca (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8011:
22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World
Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Rufino Díaz-Uribe; Rufino Díaz-Uribe; Rufino Díaz-Uribe, Editor(s)

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