17 November 2008 Optically controlled bimorph cantilever by Poly(vinylidene difluoride) and its application of optical actuator
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Proceedings Volume 7266, Optomechatronic Technologies 2008; 72660D (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.817388
Event: International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies, 2008, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
An optically driven actuator is a non-contact method for the remote application of light energy. A new method for optically driving actuators which uses a polyvinylidine difluoride (PVDF) cantilever is proposed. The PVDF cantilever is coated with silver on one surface. The PVDF is a ferroelectric polymer that has both pyroelectric and piezoelectric properties. When one side of the cantilever is irradiated by a laser beam, an electric field is produced along cross-section of the cantilever and mechanical displacement occurs by the piezoelectric effect. The response of the PVDF cantilever is analyzed mathematically.
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Yasuhiro Mizutani, Yukitoshi Otani, "Optically controlled bimorph cantilever by Poly(vinylidene difluoride) and its application of optical actuator", Proc. SPIE 7266, Optomechatronic Technologies 2008, 72660D (17 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.817388; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.817388
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