Zoom liquid lens employing multifocal Fresnel zone plate

Posted on 12.01.2021 - 22:03
We propose a zoom liquid lens employing multifocal Fresnel zone plate. The proposed lens has two optical surfaces: liquid-liquid (L-L) interface and Fresnel zone plate. The Fresnel zone plate is designed to have multifocal point and an increased depth of focus. Therefore, the proposed lens has two obvious advantages. Due to increased depth of focus, the proposed lens can realize zooming using only one tunable L-L interface, which is not available for conventional liquid lens. Thus, it is possible to remove conventional zooming mechanisms from cameras. Besides, the focal length tuning range is also increased, and a lens system based on the proposed lens can simultaneously collect two images with different magnifications. We present the design, fabrication and characterization of the proposed lens. The shortest positive and negative focal length are ~17.5mm and ~-34.5mm, and the diameter is 5mm. The zoom ratio of the proposed lens reaches ~1.48╳. Our results confirm that the proposed lens has widespread applications in imaging system.


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Li, Lei; Kuang, Feng-Lin; Wang, Jin-Hui; Zhou, Yin; Wang, Qiong-Hua (2021): Zoom liquid lens employing multifocal Fresnel zone plate. The Optical Society. Collection. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.5211713.v1


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Lei Li
Feng-Lin Kuang
Jin-Hui Wang
Yin Zhou
Qiong-Hua Wang
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