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We report the fabrication of single-component, strain responsive microlens arrays with real-time tunability. The concave lens array is fabricated by patterning hard oxide layer on a bidirectionally prestretched soft elastomer, polydimethylsiloxane PDMS followed by confined buckling upon release of the prestrain. The convex microlens array is replica molded from the concave lenses in PDMS. Due to difference in lens formation mechanisms, the two types of lenses show different tunable range of focal length in response to the applied strain: large focal length change is observed from the concave microlens array, whereas that from the convex microlens array is much smaller.
Chandra, D., Yang, S., & Lin, P. (2007). Strain responsive concave and convex microlens arrays. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/mse_papers/140
Date Posted: 14 February 2008
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