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10 September 2005 Electrowetting-based optics
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Electrowetting is electrostatic manipulation of liquids. It can be used to displace and deform volumes of polar liquids. A very promising application area is optics. The surface of a volume of liquid can be used as a tunable lens and displacement of the liquid can change the refraction, diffraction or transmission of light when passing through the liquid. In this paper we describe a selection of various tunable optical components that make use of electrowetting, ranging from refractive and diffractive lenses to diaphragms and displays.
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S. Kuiper, B. H. W. Hendriks, R. A. Hayes, B. J. Feenstra, and J. M. E. Baken "Electrowetting-based optics", Proc. SPIE 5908, Optical Information Systems III, 59080R (10 September 2005);


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