A design approach and new manufacturing technique for a novel type of stacked fluidic multi-chamber tunable lenses is presented. The hybrid design with a PDMS fluidic platform and highly accurate silicon inserts for lenses and stops offers flexibility and extensibility, leading to fully functional miniature tunable optical lens systems with the ability to control low-order aberrations. The optical properties of this "micro-optical construction kit" are fully customizable by the arrangement and design of the inserts. The layout of the platform allows the combination of the fluidic lens system with a separately fabricated actuator module. With this, a focal length tuning range down to several millimeters can be achieved.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||2010 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) - Wanchai, Hong Kong|
Duration: 24 Jan 2010 → 28 Jan 2010
|Conference||2010 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)|
|Period||24/01/2010 → 28/01/2010|