A liquid lens based on the electrowetting phenomenon was designed to be cylindrical to minimize dead area. The lens was fabricated with microelectromechanical-system (MEMS) technology using silicon thin film and wafer bonding processes. A multiple dielectric layer comprising Teflon, silicon nitride, and thermal oxide was formed on the cylinder wall. With a change of 11 Vrms in the applied bias, the lens module, including the fabricated liquid lens, showed a focal length change of approximately 166mm. A capsule endoscope was assembled, including the lens module, and was successfully used to take images of a pig colon at various focal lengths.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)