Wave-front engineering by use of transparent elastomeric optical elements

John A. Rogers, Olivier J.A. Schueller, Christian Marzolin, George M. Whitesides

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A family of optical devices based on elastomeric optical phase gratings is presented. These devices manipulates the phase of light by controlling, through compression, the length of its optical path through a transparent elastomeric organic polymer. An optical modulator based on an elastomeric element with a relief grating embossed on its surface illustrates an application of this type of device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5792-5795
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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