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

Other

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

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Lenses
lenses
Liquids
liquids
microchannels
Microchannels
Microlenses
photography
Photography
Polydimethylsiloxane
Optical devices
actuation
Imaging systems
Display devices
membranes
Membranes
Electrodes
electrodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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

Close-packed liquid-filled tunable microlens array. / Iimura, Yoshinobu; Onoe, Hiroaki; Takeuchi, Shoji.

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 1163-1166 6765853.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Iimura, Y, Onoe, H & Takeuchi, S 2014, Close-packed liquid-filled tunable microlens array. in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)., 6765853, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1163-1166, 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014, San Francisco, CA, United States, 14/1/26. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2014.6765853
Iimura Y, Onoe H, Takeuchi S. Close-packed liquid-filled tunable microlens array. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 1163-1166. 6765853 https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2014.6765853
Iimura, Yoshinobu ; Onoe, Hiroaki ; Takeuchi, Shoji. / Close-packed liquid-filled tunable microlens array. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 1163-1166
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