Angle tunable liquid wedge prism driven by electro-wetting

A. Takei, Eiji Iwase, K. Hoshino, K. Matsumoto, I. Shimoyama

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Abstract

We proposed a wedge prism which is tunable by electrowetting actuation. The wedge prism is useful for a small camera or an endoscope, because the wedge prism is capable of changing the view without a large instrument. Our prism consists of two plates facing each other and liquid sandwiched between the plates. By changing the angle between the two plates, the liquid and the two plates form into the wedge shape. We used electrowetting to change the angle of the prism. The wedge prism keeps the size small, since the liquid driven by electrowetting works as a prism. In addition, the prism keeps the view clear because the optical flatness of the wedge prism is determined by the flatness of the two plates. In this research, we achieved the wedge prism with which we can shift the field of view to the right and the left.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Pages36-39
Number of pages4
Volume2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems - Istanbul
Duration: 2006 Jan 222006 Jan 26

Other

Other19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
CityIstanbul
Period06/1/2206/1/26

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Takei, A., Iwase, E., Hoshino, K., Matsumoto, K., & Shimoyama, I. (2006). Angle tunable liquid wedge prism driven by electro-wetting. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) (Vol. 2006, pp. 36-39). [1627730]

Angle tunable liquid wedge prism driven by electro-wetting. / Takei, A.; Iwase, Eiji; Hoshino, K.; Matsumoto, K.; Shimoyama, I.

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Vol. 2006 2006. p. 36-39 1627730.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Takei, A, Iwase, E, Hoshino, K, Matsumoto, K & Shimoyama, I 2006, Angle tunable liquid wedge prism driven by electro-wetting. in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). vol. 2006, 1627730, pp. 36-39, 19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Istanbul, 06/1/22.
Takei A, Iwase E, Hoshino K, Matsumoto K, Shimoyama I. Angle tunable liquid wedge prism driven by electro-wetting. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Vol. 2006. 2006. p. 36-39. 1627730
Takei, A. ; Iwase, Eiji ; Hoshino, K. ; Matsumoto, K. ; Shimoyama, I. / Angle tunable liquid wedge prism driven by electro-wetting. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Vol. 2006 2006. pp. 36-39
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