Reconfigurable and dynamically tunable droplet-based compound micro-lenses

Sara Nagelberg, Lauren D. Zarzar, Kaushikaram Subramanian, Vishnu Sresht, Daniel Blankschtein, George Barbastathis, Moritz Kreysing, Timothy M. Swager, Mathias Kolle

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Abstract

Here, we demonstrate liquid compound micro-lenses with dynamically tunable focal lengths, inspired by the architectures found in the retina of nocturnal animals. The lenses are formed from bi-phase emulsion droplets that can be reconfigured to focus or scatter light, and to form images. We provide evidence of the micro-lenses' potential functionality in applications ranging from integral micro-scale imaging devices and light field display technology and also elaborate on a variety of lens-tuning mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication3D Image Acquisition and Display
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology, Perception and Applications, 3D 2018
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications, 3D 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2018Jun 28 2018

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F95-3D 2018

Other

Other3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications, 3D 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/25/186/28/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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    Nagelberg, S., Zarzar, L. D., Subramanian, K., Sresht, V., Blankschtein, D., Barbastathis, G., Kreysing, M., Swager, T. M., & Kolle, M. (2018). Reconfigurable and dynamically tunable droplet-based compound micro-lenses. In 3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications, 3D 2018 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers; Vol. Part F95-3D 2018). OSA - The Optical Society. https://doi.org/10.1364/3D.2018.3W3G.2