28 March 2018 Study of wire electrical discharge machined folded-up corner cube retroreflector with a tunable cantilever beam
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This work has developed an approach to construct a corner cube retroreflector (CCR). A two-dimensional cutout pattern is first fabricated with wire electrical discharge machining process. It is then folded up into a three-dimensional CCR suspended on a cantilever beam. The folded-up CCR may be driven through external actuators for optical modulation; it can also mechanically respond to perturbation, acceleration, etc., to function as a sensor. Mechanical (static and dynamic modeling) and optical (ray tracing) analyses are also performed.
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Yu-Fan Chen, Yen-Hung Wang, Jui-che Tsai, "Study of wire electrical discharge machined folded-up corner cube retroreflector with a tunable cantilever beam," Optical Engineering 57(3), 035104 (28 March 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.57.3.035104 . Submission: Received: 9 October 2017; Accepted: 14 February 2018
Received: 9 October 2017; Accepted: 14 February 2018; Published: 28 March 2018
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