8 October 1999 Mechanical characterization of magnetostrictively actuated microresonators
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A magnetostrictively actuated silicon-based micro-resonator has been fabricated in a simple process, including thin film deposition of the active material by sputtering. The aimed application is a 2D-Optical-Scanner, for which horizontal and vertical light deflections can be achieved by bending and torsional vibrations of a magneto-elastic bimorph structure. Static and dynamic magnetostriction phenomena are described according to a simple model. Mechanical characterization of three different actuators was performed by using a laser Doppler vibrometer. The vibration amplitude behavior are presented for two different orientations of the applied magnetic field, revealing two important capabilities of the actuator: there is no need of steady state biasing and the ratio of bending/torsion vibration amplitudes is tunable. Measurement of the frequency characteristics around resonance led to the evidence of different nonlinear behaviors for the two resonant modes under considerations. Moreover, some unwanted phenomena, which are induced by the fabrication process, have also been revealed.
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Tarik Bourouina, Tarik Bourouina, Amalia Garnier, Amalia Garnier, Hiroyuki Fujita, Hiroyuki Fujita, Toshiro Hiramoto, Toshiro Hiramoto, Elisabeth Orsier, Elisabeth Orsier, Jean-Claude Peuzin, Jean-Claude Peuzin, "Mechanical characterization of magnetostrictively actuated microresonators", Proc. SPIE 3893, Design, Characterization, and Packaging for MEMS and Microelectronics, (8 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368450; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.368450

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