Microfluidically tunable lenticular lens

Y. Iimura, T. Teshima, Y. J. Heo, Y. Morimoto, S. Yoshida, Hiroaki Onoe, S. Takeuchi

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Abstract

This paper describes a tunable lenticular lens to switch high-resolution two-dimensional (2D) / three-dimensional (3D) images in naked-eye stereoscopic displays. This lens is simply composed of transparent poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microchannels and pumps to realizes two states: (A) flat surface for light transmissions without deflection; (B) cylindrically deformed surface for light deflection. This lens has three advantages: (i) switchable optical characteristics without patterned electrode, (ii) adjustable focal length by the pressure-driven deformation, (iii) simple fabrication and low-cost experimental setup. By using this device put on a Smart Phone display, we successfully observed 3D images and two different images depending on view angle. Moreover, we obtained clear 2D images without decrease in the horizontal resolution. We believe that this device can be applied to a portable and high luminance naked-eye stereoscopic display by the combination with various types of commercially available portable displays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013
Pages1787-1790
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2013 Jun 162013 Jun 20

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Other2013 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period13/6/1613/6/20

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Lenses
Display devices
Polydimethylsiloxane
Light transmission
Microchannels
Luminance
Switches
Pumps
Fabrication
Electrodes
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Keywords

  • 2D/3D switching
  • Lenticular lens
  • Microfluidic channels
  • Naked-eye stereoscopic display
  • Poly(dimethylsiloxane)
  • Varifocal lens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Iimura, Y., Teshima, T., Heo, Y. J., Morimoto, Y., Yoshida, S., Onoe, H., & Takeuchi, S. (2013). Microfluidically tunable lenticular lens. In 2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013 (pp. 1787-1790). [6627135] https://doi.org/10.1109/Transducers.2013.6627135

Microfluidically tunable lenticular lens. / Iimura, Y.; Teshima, T.; Heo, Y. J.; Morimoto, Y.; Yoshida, S.; Onoe, Hiroaki; Takeuchi, S.

2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013. 2013. p. 1787-1790 6627135.

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

Iimura, Y, Teshima, T, Heo, YJ, Morimoto, Y, Yoshida, S, Onoe, H & Takeuchi, S 2013, Microfluidically tunable lenticular lens. in 2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013., 6627135, pp. 1787-1790, 2013 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013, Barcelona, Spain, 13/6/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/Transducers.2013.6627135
Iimura Y, Teshima T, Heo YJ, Morimoto Y, Yoshida S, Onoe H et al. Microfluidically tunable lenticular lens. In 2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013. 2013. p. 1787-1790. 6627135 https://doi.org/10.1109/Transducers.2013.6627135
Iimura, Y. ; Teshima, T. ; Heo, Y. J. ; Morimoto, Y. ; Yoshida, S. ; Onoe, Hiroaki ; Takeuchi, S. / Microfluidically tunable lenticular lens. 2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013. 2013. pp. 1787-1790
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