Close-packed liquid-filled tunable microlens array

Yoshinobu Iimura, Hiroaki Onoe, Shoji Takeuchi

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Abstract

This paper describes close-packed liquid-filled tunable microlens arrays for optical devices such as integral imaging systems. These lenses are simply composed of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microchannels. Applied pressure deforms the top membrane of microchannels to form convex lenses. These lenses have three advantages: (i) Uniform deformation by pressure-driven actuation, (ii) Adjustable optical characteristics without patterned electrode, (iii) High-density integration of tunable microlenses. We fabricated three types of lenses: 'Honeycomb', 'Ladybird' and 'Spiderweb' as close-packed structure and showed that the 'Spiderweb' type packing is the most suitable for close packing. We believe that these lenses can be applied to optical applications such as 3D displays based on integral photography.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEMS 2014 - 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1163-1166
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479935086
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2014 Jan 262014 Jan 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period14/1/2614/1/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Iimura, Y., Onoe, H., & Takeuchi, S. (2014). Close-packed liquid-filled tunable microlens array. In MEMS 2014 - 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (pp. 1163-1166). [6765853] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2014.6765853