Angle tunable liquid wedge prism driven by electro-wetting

A. Takei, E. 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 publication19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
Pages36-39
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 24
Externally publishedYes
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2006 Jan 222006 Jan 26

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Conference

Conference19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period06/1/2206/1/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic 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 19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (pp. 36-39). [1627730] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Vol. 2006).