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|Title:||Lens integrated with self-aligned variable aperture using pneumatic actuation method|
|Authors:||Yu, H. |
|Citation:||Yu, H., Zhou, G., Sinha, S.K., Chau, F.S., Wang, S. (2010-04). Lens integrated with self-aligned variable aperture using pneumatic actuation method. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical 159 (1) : 105-110. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2010.03.001|
|Abstract:||A method based on the combination of elastomeric molding and optofluidic technologies is proposed to realize the integration of pneumatically actuated variable aperture into a lens component for miniature optical systems. The main feature of the assembly is the self-aligning property between lens and aperture. All the structures are fabricated onto a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate and the prototype is experimentally demonstrated to possess the self-aligning characteristic without requiring any tuning mechanisms. At the same time, additional tunability of the lens focal length can also be easily obtained with this design concept. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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