Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 48, Pages: 1-5
Kunlachat Seniwong Na Ayutthaya1,3, Pradit Mittrapiyanuruk2 and Pakorn Kaewtrakulpong3 *
1 Institute of Field Robotics, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, 126 Pracha-utid Road, Bangmod, Tungkaru, Bangkok – 10140, Thailand; [email protected]
2 Department of Computer Science, Srinakharinwirot University, 114 Sukhumvit 23, Bangkok – 10110, Thailand; [email protected]
3 Department of Control System and Instrumentation Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi 126 Pracha-utid Road, Bangmod, Tungkaru, Bangkok – 10140, Thailand; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Department of Control System and Instrumentation Engineering
In this paper, we present a single-lens based imaging system that its focal length can be adjusted by using Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator (LC-SLM). The SLM is placed at the aperture stop of the imaging system to work as a Phase Mask (PM) that modifies the light wavefront passing the exit pupil. By changing the pixel-based PM pattern that sends to the SLM, the focal length of the imaging system can be varied in the same spirit as conventional mechanical-zoom lenses. We demonstrate a proof-of-concept system for high magnification industrial inspection applications in a laboratory setup. We show the results that the focal length of the system is adjustable within the range ±2.0mm .
Keywords: Autofocus, Adaptive Focal Length, Liquid Crystal, Phase Mask, Spatial Light Modulator, Wavefront Modification
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