22 January 2007 Zoom camera based on liquid lenses
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A 1.7× VGA zoom camera was designed based on two variable-focus liquid lenses and three plastic lenses. The strongly varying curvature of the liquid/liquid interface in the lens makes an achromatic design complicated. Special liquids with a rare combination of refractive index and Abbe number are required to prevent chromatic aberrations for all zoom levels and object positions. A set of acceptable liquids was obtained and used in a prototype that was constructed according to our design. First photos taken with the prototype show a proof of principle.
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S. Kuiper, S. Kuiper, B. H. W. Hendriks, B. H. W. Hendriks, J. F. Suijver, J. F. Suijver, S. Deladi, S. Deladi, I. Helwegen, I. Helwegen, } "Zoom camera based on liquid lenses", Proc. SPIE 6466, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems VI, 64660F (22 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.706779; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.706779


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