Special Issue "Microlenses"


A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hongrui Jiang
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 3440 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Website: http://mnsa.ece.wisc.edu/
E-Mail: hongrui@engr.wisc.edu
Phone: +1 608 265 9418
Fax: +1 608 262 1267
Interests: microsensors and microactuators; microfabrication technology; optical MEMS; bioMEMS; lab on chips; microfluidics; biomimetics and bioinspiration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The study and application of microscale lenses and lens arrays enjoys a long history. Advances in microfabrication technologies in the past few decades have enabled the design and fabrication of microlenses and microlens arrays through many different approaches. In recent years, there has been notably a host of exciting developments in the microlenses and microlens arrays, including tunable-focus ones, those fabricated on non-planar substrates and surfaces, and microlens arrays mimicking natural compound eyes, to name just a few. The developments in microlenses and microlens arrays have found profound applications in many engineering and biomedical fields, including but not limited to optical coherence tomography (OCT), endoscopy, photolithography, 3-dimensional imaging, optical communications, and lab on chips. This Special Issue aims to highlight the state of the art in the development of microlenses and microlens arrays; examples being fabrication technologies and optical characterizations. It also focuses on their applications when implemented in microoptical systems.

Prof. Dr. Hongrui Jiang
Guest Editor


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  • microlens
  • microlens array
  • tunable-focus microlens
  • variable-focus microlens
  • liquid microlens
  • optofluidics
  • artificial compound eye
  • microcamera
  • micro imaging system
  • microoptics
  • electrowetting
  • dielectrophoresis
  • liquid crystal
  • optical characterization
  • optical aberration
  • fill factor
  • focal length
  • polymer
  • optical MEMS
  • microscopy
  • photolithography
  • flexible substrate

Published Papers

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Last update: 29 January 2014

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