31 August 2006 Exact ray tracing for an adaptive liquid lens with elastic surfaces
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This study presents results obtained from the exact tracing of rays of an adaptive lens, that is, a liquid lens with transparent elastic surfaces. Because the elastics surfaces are deformed by a liquid, they acquire different curvatures depending on the difference in pressures of the liquid and of the environment. Images generated by this type of lens are simulated with a ray-tracing computer program, considering that each surface can be modeled with concentric spherical rings with different curvatures; this is because the elastic coefficients of the plastic materials used are non-linear.
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J. González-García, J. González-García, A. Santiago-Alvarado, A. Santiago-Alvarado, S. Vázquez-Montiel, S. Vázquez-Montiel, A. Cordero-Dávila, A. Cordero-Dávila, G. Castro-González, G. Castro-González, E. Vera-Díaz, E. Vera-Díaz, E. A. López-López, E. A. López-López, } "Exact ray tracing for an adaptive liquid lens with elastic surfaces", Proc. SPIE 6288, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering VII, 62880T (31 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679719; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.679719
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