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Compact optical design solutions using focus tunable lenses
Author(s): M. Blum; M. Büeler; C. Grätzel; M. Aschwanden
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Paper Abstract

Several approaches have been demonstrated to build focus tunable lenses. The additional degree of freedom enables the design of elegant, compact optical systems, typically with less mechanics. We present a new range of electrically and mechanically focus tunable lenses of different sizes and tuning ranges and discuss their characteristics. We show how tunable lenses can be used to improve optical design for auto-focus and zoom in terms of size, quality and speed. Furthermore, we present an LED-based spot light with variable illumination angle, which shows optimal performance in terms of spot quality and optical efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8167, Optical Design and Engineering IV, 81670W (21 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897608
Show Author Affiliations
M. Blum, Optotune AG (Switzerland)
M. Büeler, Optotune AG (Switzerland)
C. Grätzel, Optotune AG (Switzerland)
M. Aschwanden, Optotune AG (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8167:
Optical Design and Engineering IV
Jean-Luc M. Tissot; Laurent Mazuray; Rolf Wartmann; Jeffrey M. Raynor; Andrew Wood, Editor(s)

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