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Title: DEVELOPMENT OF SOLID TUNABLE OPTICS FOR ULTRA-MINIATURE IMAGING SYSTEMS
Authors: ZOU YONGCHAO
Keywords: Micro-optical devices, Optical microelectromechanical devices, Tunable lenses, Alvarez lenses, Lens system design, Miniature imaging systems
Issue Date: 22-Jun-2016
Source: ZOU YONGCHAO (2016-06-22). DEVELOPMENT OF SOLID TUNABLE OPTICS FOR ULTRA-MINIATURE IMAGING SYSTEMS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis focuses on the optimal design, fabrication and testing of solid tunable optics and exploring their applications in miniature imaging systems. It starts with the numerical modelling of such lenses, followed by the optimum design method and alignment tolerance analysis. A miniature solid tunable lens driven by a piezo actuator is then developed. To solve the problem of limited maximum optical power and tuning range in conventional lens designs, a novel multi-element solid tunable lens is proposed and developed. Inspired by the Alvarez principle, a novel miniature solid tunable dual-focus lens, which is designed using freeform surfaces and driven by one micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) rotary actuator, is demonstrated. To explore the applications of these miniature solid tunable lenses, a miniature adjustable-focus endoscope and one compact adjustable-focus camera module are developed. The adjustable-focus capability of these two miniature imaging systems is fully proved by electrically focusing targets placed at different positions.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129137
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