P5_3 Liquid Lens

Ben Woodward, Francis Davies, Sabahudin Humayun


This paper investigates the possible manipulation of the capillary effect to manufacture small disposable lenses from a fluid. It concludes that, through the process of refraction, light can be made to focus or disperse. The factors that decide the behaviour of the light as it crosses the interface are identified as the ratio of refractive indices and the differences in surface tension.

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