• Corpus ID: 118609829

Ionic liquid-based variable focus electrowetting optics with bandwidths spanning the visible to mid-infrared

@article{Watson2016IonicLV,
  title={Ionic liquid-based variable focus electrowetting optics with bandwidths spanning the visible to mid-infrared},
  author={Alexander M. Watson and Omkar D. Supekar and R D Niederriter and Soraya Terrab and Juliet Tara Gopinath and Victor M. Bright},
  journal={arXiv: Optics},
  year={2016}
}
Infrared optical materials and devices are important for a wide range of applications in the defense, scientific, and consumer markets. For imaging, spectroscopy, microscopy and persistent surveillance, adaptive optic systems that span the visible to infrared region are particularly useful. We address this need with novel electrowetting lens and prism elements that operate from 400 to 5000 nm. In contrast to conventional electrowetting devices that use polar liquids, limited by high absorption…