23 December 2017 Dynamic response of a lenticular microlens array using a polyvinyl chloride gel
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Abstract
We prepared a lenticular microlens array (LMA) using a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) gel and an interdigitated electrode. By applying a DC voltage to the electrode, the surface of the PVC gel can be waved with an LMA character. When the voltage is removed, the wavy PVC gel can recover its flat surface gradually. With the aid of a polarity-inverted voltage, the recovering time can be largely reduced. The LMA can present a stable dynamic response when it is repetitively impacted by a pulse voltage. The experimental results are given, and the mechanism of reducing the dynamic response time is explained. Our LMA with improved response time has potential applications in sensing, beam steering, biometrics, and displays.
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Xiaolong Li, Zuowei Zhou, Hongwen Ren, "Dynamic response of a lenticular microlens array using a polyvinyl chloride gel," Optical Engineering 56(12), 127103 (23 December 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.12.127103 . Submission: Received: 26 September 2017; Accepted: 2 December 2017
Received: 26 September 2017; Accepted: 2 December 2017; Published: 23 December 2017
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