An optical image stabilisation using a droplet manipulation on a liquid crystal and polymer composite film

Yu Jen Wang, Yu Shih Tsou, Ming Syuan Chen, Yi-Hsin Lin*

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Abstract

We demonstrate an image system with an optical image stabilisation using a droplet manipulation on a liquid crystal (LC) and polymer composite film (LCPCF) to reduce motion blur while preserve image quality. Such an image system adopts a liquid lens on an LCPCF and the mechanism is on a basis of droplet movement on LCPCF whose position changes because electrically tunable orientations of LC molecules on the surface of LCPCF. The change of position of the liquid lens compensates the deviation of light as the image system is under a handshake vibration. As a result, the image system under handshake vibrations could keep a clear image. The operating principles are introduced, and the experiments are performed and discussed. The concept in this paper can also be extended to design other optical components for modulating direction of light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2002-2008
Number of pages7
JournalLiquid Crystals
Volume43
Issue number13-15
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • droplet manipulation
  • liquid crystal and polymer composite film
  • liquid lens
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • surface free energy

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