Micromirror with large-tilting angle using Fe-based metallic glass

Jae Wung Lee, Yu Ching Lin, Neelam Kaushik, Parmanand Sharma, Akihiro Makino, Akihisa Inoue, Masayoshi Esashi, Thomas Gessner

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Abstract

For enhancing the micromirror properties like tilting angle and stability during actuation, Fe-based metallic glass (MG) was applied for torsion bar material. A micromirror with mirror-plate diameter of 900 μm and torsion bar dimensions length 250 μm, width 30 μm and thickness 2.5 μm was chosen for the tilting angle tests, which were performed by permanent magnets and electromagnet setup. An extremely large tilting angle of over ?270° was obtained from an activation test by permanent magnet that has approximately 0.2 T of magnetic strength. A large mechanical tilting angle of over ?70° was obtained by applying approximately 1.1mT to the mirror when 93mA was applied to solenoid setup. The large-tilting angle of the micromirror is due to the torsion bar, which was fabricated with Fe-based MG thin film that has large elastic strain limit, fracture toughness, and excellent magnetic property.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3464-3466
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume36
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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