Self-excited vibration of a self-supporting thin film caused by laser irradiation

K. Hane, K. Suzuki

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In this paper, we report on the self-excited vibration of a self-supporting thin film irradiated by a continuous wave of laser light. The optical system is composed of a self-supporting thin film and a mirror. On irradiation by Ar laser light without intensity modulation, self-excited vibration of the self-supporting thin film is generated. The amplitudes of the self-excited vibration are measured as functions of the film-mirror distance and of the laser light power. Some non-linear effects such as a mode jump, hysteresis and an amplitude limit are observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-182
Number of pages4
JournalSensors and Actuators: A. Physical
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Interference optical sensors
  • Lasers
  • Mechanical vibration
  • Non-linear effects
  • Photothermal techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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