Vaxaphine Vinyl Polymer Lens

December 30, 2007 – 12:15 am Print This Post

I recalled another cool thing this morning relating to photography. it’s called a Vaxaphine vinyl polymer lens.

First a little history on Vaxaform:

There once were some people that traveled to a moon called Subox. On that moon they found caverns filled with a clear looking material that literally disappeared when it was placed on the ground. It’s a mineral polymer that propagates light rather than transmitting it. After some issues getting an assay done, it was discovered to be a naturally occurring mineral that was a by product of a certain bacteria acting on the minerals in the caves. Glass transmits light by means of radiation, meaning that light moves through glass and plastics as a radiation, emerging on the far side in a filtered state. However, this new material was found to propagate light rather than transmit it. Propagation means that it carries the light through the material like an electric current passes through a wire. it’s also reminiscent of another material called cascadium, a physical material that appears nonexistent because it’s internal structure propagates atomic structures. But that’s for yet another post…

Back to Vaxaform. Commercial Vaxaform is made in a culture called a Vaxafurm. a process in some ways similar to a Vinculum culture. The bacterial culture “converts” common minerals to a plastic-like organic vinyl polymer with light propagating properties. As a consequence of it’s propagation vs transmission, it does not naturally separate light into it’s wavelength components (no bending or spheroid distortions so there is no rainbow; meaning it’s not a prism) making it useless as a focusing lens. A lens must be able to bend light as it passes in order to change the size of the image and Vaxaform does not bend light, at least not in the form mentioned here. But it can be made to act as a lens by applying a field while it is forming. The field aligns it’s internal structure such that it can be used to polarize, filter, distort, absorb, reflect, refract etc. which is exceedingly useful in building a dynamic element, Vaxaform polymer space telescope. Vaxaform is used in such devices because the combination of two Vaxaform lenses provides an extremely wide field of view and can be focused using focal plane feedback systems to correct for aberrations. Not to mention there is little transmission reduction which results in an extremely high quality image capability. But that’s for later as well…

Vaxaform has many other uses as well, not the least of which is that it can literally disappear. Because it propagates light it becomes nearly invisible when illuminated by light radiation. It’s also used in a special optical imaging system that can be used as an optical time domain filter allowing one to exclude parts of an image that are a specific distance from the lens. With proper electronic filtering it can be made to ignore direct radiation and pass only reflected radiation. The result is an optical system that can see “reflections”, even minute reflections making it capable of literally seeing around corners… But that’s for another post as well.

Back to the camera:

In combination with a special vinyl polymer that, when doped with certain chemicals, changes it’s thickness when a signal is applied, a single focusing lens was developed for use in consumer cameras called a Vaxaphine Lens. The light from the image is bent dynamically via the Vaxaphine polymer as it moves through the lens causing that the focal length of the lens to change with the applied signal. It’s basically a special vinyl polymer that is partially doped such that when a charge is applied to it’s perimeter, the doped part of the lens changes it’s thickness slightly causing it to bend light differently altering the focal length of the lens. Such lenses are typically open (a hole in the center) or closed (fully doped). A fully doped lens is used on a standard 60mm film camera as a single lens auto focusing system. Keeping in mind that this stuff is a mixture of spheroid and direct radiation materials, it’s fascinating that a single lens can be used to focus an image. Using a focus feedback system on the inside of the camera allows a digital auto focus system both focus and minimal zoom characteristics. The advantage is reduced distortion. No halos, no edge distortion etc…

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  1. 3 Responses to “Vaxaphine Vinyl Polymer Lens”

  2. Hi, could you send me more information about vaxaphine lens or a link to get more information about it,

    thank you very much,

    By jesus on Mar 12, 2010

  3. It’s a memory from a past life, so as far as I know this is the only link.

    By Tom on Mar 13, 2010

  4. Does this stuff still exist, or is it not just a memory from the past, but a technology of the past too?


    By Christian on May 4, 2011

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