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Variable power optical system

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WO2010117731A3
WO2010117731A3 PCT/US2010/029069 US2010029069W WO2010117731A3 WO 2010117731 A3 WO2010117731 A3 WO 2010117731A3 US 2010029069 W US2010029069 W US 2010029069W WO 2010117731 A3 WO2010117731 A3 WO 2010117731A3
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power
optical
variable
image
component
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Iain A. Neil
James H . Jannard
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Blackeye Optics, Llc
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B3/00Simple or compound lenses
    • G02B3/12Fluid-filled or evacuated lenses
    • G02B3/14Fluid-filled or evacuated lenses of variable focal length
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B15/00Optical objectives with means for varying the magnification

Abstract

Liquid lens cells are used in a compound variable power optical system that forms an intermediate image between the object and the final image. A first variable power optical component is located between the object and an intermediate real image. The first variable power optical component varies power to change the magnification of the intermediate real image. A second variable power optical component is located between the intermediate real image and the final image. The second variable power optical component varies power to change the magnification of the final image. At least one of the first and second variable power optical components is stationary on the optical axis and comprises at least two liquids with different refractive properties and at least one variable shape contact surface between the two liquids, with variations in the shape of the contact surface producing a change of optical power in the optical system.
PCT/US2010/029069 2009-04-10 2010-03-29 Variable power optical system WO2010117731A3 (en)

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EP20100762153 EP2417488B1 (en) 2009-04-10 2010-03-29 Zoom optical system comprising liquid lenses
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