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dc.contributor.advisorMathias Kolle.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNagelberg, Sara (Sara Nicole)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-03T20:53:34Z
dc.date.available2015-12-03T20:53:34Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/100102
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2015.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 39-40).en_US
dc.description.abstractMicro-scale optical components capable of on-demand reconfiguration of their internal morphology and composition would enable unprecedented control of light propogation on the microscale. Double emulsions formed from immiscible hydrocarbons and fluorocarbons offer a promising platform as reconfigurable micro-optical lenses. These droplet-based lenses can be reconfigured to strongly focusing, nearly transparent, or strongly scattering geometries. The dynamic variation of the lenses' optical interfaces can greatly enhance the lenses' ability to manipulate light. Finite Difference Time Domain and Raytracing techniques were used to characterize the optical properties of the drops and the simulations were verified experimentally immersing the lenses in an aqueous fluorescent medium in order to visualize their light manipulation capabilities. The lenses show a rapid response to external light stimuli or heat gradients and are susceptible to chemical triggers.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Sara Nagelberg.en_US
dc.format.extent40 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleTunable liquid microlenses formed from dynamically re-configurable double emulsionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
dc.identifier.oclc929457852en_US


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