Set of two orthogonal adaptive cylindrical lenses in a monolith elastomer device

Lin Pang*, Uriel Levy, Kyle Campbell, Alex Groisman, Yeshaiahu Fainman

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Abstract

A microfluidic device that operates as a set of two adaptive cylindrical lenses focusing light along two orthogonal axes is designed, fabricated and characterized. The device is made out of a silicon elastomer, polydimethylsiloxane, using soft lithography, and consists of a few chambers separated by flexible membranes and filled with liquids of different refractive indices. The cylindrical lenses can be both converging and diverging; their focal lengths are varied independently and continuously adjusted between -40 and 23 mm by setting pressure in the chambers. Applications of the device to shaping of a laser beam, imaging and optical signal processing are demonstrated.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)9003-9013
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Volume13
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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