Fluidic actuation of a binary optical element

Johanna Mae M. Indias1*, Sarah Jaye C. Oliva2 and Raphael A. Guerrero3, “Fluidic actuation of a binary optical element,” SPP 2011-052.

Characterization of a fluid-controlled elastomeric grating is presented. Using a HeNe laser beam (λ = 632.8nm), changes in diffraction angle and beam profile are measured and observed as gradual volumetric increments of water are introduced into a fluidic chamber. A diffraction angle range of 17 degrees was achieved with the addition of 1.0 mL of water.

(poster, national conference)