Discussions with A. Lyons, M. Mandich, E. Reichmanis, J. Rogers, and L. Manzione are greatly appreciated. Supporting information is available from the author.
Tunable and Latchable Liquid Microlens with Photopolymerizable Components†
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2003
Copyright © 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 11, pages 940–943, June, 2003
How to Cite
Yang, S., Krupenkin, T.N., Mach, P. and Chandross, E.A. (2003), Tunable and Latchable Liquid Microlens with Photopolymerizable Components. Adv. Mater., 15: 940–943. doi: 10.1002/adma.200304745
- Issue published online: 2 JUN 2003
- Article first published online: 2 JUN 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Received: 12 DEC 2002
A novel liquid microlens with photopolymerizable components is described (see Figure). When the lens is in liquid form, both its position and curvature can be reversibly tuned through electrowetting. After the liquid microlens is precisely aligned on the substrate, it is exposed to UV light to initiate polymerization and thus lock its position and shape.