18 October 2002 Micromachined scanner actuated by electromagnetic induction
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Proceedings Volume 4902, Optomechatronic Systems III; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.467641
Event: Optomechatronic Systems III, 2002, Stuttgart, Germany
A novel micromachined scanner with electromagnetic induction actuation principle is presented. It was manufactured by Si-LIG technique, where its mechanical structure was made by bulk silicon micromachining of 200μm thick (100) silicon substrate, and its electric circuit was made by deep UV lithography and Au electroplating. The monolithic mechanical structure is a 12×24 mm2 rectangular frame connected by 4.5mm long torsion bars to a 4×10mm2 rectangular rotor. On one face of the rotor is the electric circuit, a 70μm thick, single turn, electroplated Au coil with 3.3mΩ electrical resistance. The other face of the rotor was mirrored by a 1480Å thick Al film. An external magnetic circuit generated a constant 1150 Gauss magnetic field parallel to the coil plane and a 100 Gauss (peak value) field normal to the coil plane. Maximum deflection angle of 6.5°pp at the 1311Hz resonance frequency was measured, and the quality factor Q was 402. The results shown that electromagnetic induction actuation is adequate for meso-scale systems and capable of producing resonant scanners with performance compatible with applications like bar code readers.
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Pedro Ricardo Barbaroto, Pedro Ricardo Barbaroto, Luiz O. S. Ferreira, Luiz O. S. Ferreira, Ioshiaki Doi, Ioshiaki Doi, } "Micromachined scanner actuated by electromagnetic induction", Proc. SPIE 4902, Optomechatronic Systems III, (18 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.467641; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.467641

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