Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-11-2017

Publication Title

Optics express [electronic resource]

ISSN

1094-4087

Volume

25

Issue

25

First Page

31451

Last Page

31461

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.031451

PubMed ID

29245820

Abstract

We present numerical simulations of multielectrode electrowetting devices used in a novel optical design to correct wavefront aberration. Our optical system consists of two multielectrode devices, preceded by a single fixed lens. The multielectrode elements function as adaptive optical devices that can be used to correct aberrations inherent in many imaging setups, biological samples, and the atmosphere. We are able to accurately simulate the liquid-liquid interface shape using computational fluid dynamics. Ray tracing analysis of these surfaces shows clear evidence of aberration correction. To demonstrate the strength of our design, we studied three different input aberrations mixtures that include astigmatism, coma, trefoil, and additional higher order aberration terms, with amplitudes as large as one wave at 633 nm.

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