Berry, M V
Dennis, M R
Andrews, David L
Litchinitser, Natalia M
Bigelow, Nicholas P
Torres, J P
Neely, Tyler W
Stilgoe, Alexander B
White, Andrew G
Willner, Alan E
Weiner, Andrew M
AffiliationCollege of Optical Sciences, The University of Arizona
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PublisherIOP PUBLISHING LTD
CitationRoadmap on structured light 2017, 19 (1):013001 Journal of Optics
JournalJournal of Optics
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DescriptionFinal accepted manuscripts of parts 4 and 5 from Roadmap on Structured Light, authored by Masud Mansuripur, College of Optical Sciences, The University of Arizona.
NotePublished 25 November 2016; 12 month embargo.
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
SponsorsNSF [ECCS-1407620, ECCS-1509578]; AFOSR [FA9550-15-1-0211]; DARPA [W31P40-13-1-0018]
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Effects of Intraocular Lens Opacification on Light Scatter, Stray Light, and Overall Optical Quality/PerformanceWerner, Liliana; Stover, John C.; Schwiegerling, Jim; Das, Kamal K.; Univ Arizona, Coll Opt Sci; John A. Moran Eye Center University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States; The Scatter Works, Inc., Tucson, Arizona, United States; College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States; Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, United States (ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, 2016-06-17)PURPOSE. To evaluate light scatter and stray light in intraocular lenses (IOLs) explanted because of postoperative opacification (13 calcified hydrophilic acrylic, 1 calcified silicone, and 4 polymethylmethacrylate [PMMA] lenses with snowflake degeneration), as well as effect of opacification on other optical quality/performance indicators, in comparison with controls. METHODS. The Complete Angle Scatter Instrument (CASI) scatterometer was used to measure the forward light scattering (FLS) of the IOLs, and the stray light values at various angles were calculated from the measured FLS. Modulation transfer function (MTF) was obtained with an optical bench, and a Badal optometer was used to obtain letter chart images through the lenses. Back light scatter and light transmittance were also measured. RESULTS. Average stray light values (Log (s)) at a scattered angle of 100 were 1.79 +/- 0.37 for hydrophilic acrylic IOLs (controls 0.36 +/- 0.05), 1.53 for the silicone lens (control 0.41), and 1.62 +/- 0.46 for PMMA IOLs (control 0.25). Stray light was significantly higher for explanted opacified lenses (N = 18) in comparison with controls (N = 7; two-tail P < 0.001 at 100). Modulation transfer function and Badal image contrast were drastically reduced in lenses with calcification and snowflake degeneration. CONCLUSIONS. Different studies described the impact of stray light in human vision, with serious hindrance above 1.47 Log (s). Lenses explanted from patients because of clinically significant opacification are associated with a considerable increase in light scatter and stray light, as well as with a decline of other optical quality/performance indicators.
Characterization of organic/organic' and organic/inorganic heterojunctions and their light-absorbing and light-emitting propertiesArmstrong, Neal R.; Anderson, Michele Lynn, 1968- (The University of Arizona., 1997)Increasing the efficiency and durability of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) has attracted attention recently due to their prospective wide-spread use as flat-panel displays. The performance and efficiency of OLEDs is understood to be critically dependent on the quality of the device heterojunctions, and on matching the ionization potentials (IP) and the electron affinities (EA) of the luminescent material (LM) with those of the hole (HTA) and electron (ETA) transport agents, respectively. The color and bandwidth of OLED emission color is thought to reflect the packing of the molecules in the luminescent layer. Finally, materials stability under OLED operating conditions is a significant concern. LM, HTA, and ETA thin films were grown in ultra-high vacuum using the molecular beam epitaxy technique. Thin film structure was determined in situ using reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and ex situ using UV-Vis spectroscopy. LM, HTA, and ETA occupied frontier orbitals (IP) were characterized by ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), and their unoccupied frontier orbitals (EA) estimated from UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopies in combination with the UPS results. The stability of the molecules toward vacuum deposition was verified by compositional analysis of thin film X-ray photoelectron spectra. The stability of these materials toward redox processes was evaluated by cyclic voltammetry in nonaqueous media. Electrochemical data provide a more accurate estimation of the EA since the energetics for addition of an electron to a neutral molecule can be probed directly. The energetic barriers to charge injection into each layer of the device has been correlated to OLED turn-on voltage, indicating that these measurements may be used to screen potential combinations of materials for OLEDs. The chemical reversibility of LM voltammetry appears to limit the performance and lifetimes of solid-state OLEDs due to degradation of the organic layers. The role of oxygen as an electron trap in OLEDs has also been verified electrochemically. Finally, a more accurate determination of the offset of the occupied energy levels at the interface between two organic layers has been achieved via in situ monitoring of the UPS spectrum during heterojunction formation.