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2D tilting MEMS micro mirror integrating a piezoresistive sensor position feedback
Author(s): S. Lani; Dara Z. Bayat; M. Despont
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Paper Abstract

An integrated position sensor for a dual-axis electromagnetic tilting mirror is presented. This tilting mirror is composed of a silicon based mirror directly assembled on a silicon membrane supported by flexible beams. The position sensors are constituted by 4 Wheatstone bridges of piezoresistors which are fabricated by doping locally the flexible beams. A permanent magnet is attached to the membrane and the scanner is mounted above planar coils deposited on a ceramic substrate to achieve electromagnetic actuation. The performances of the piezoresistive sensors are evaluated by measuring the output signal of the piezoresistors as a function of the tilt of the mirror and the temperature. White light interferometry was performed for all measurement to measure the exact tilt angle. The minimum detectable angle with such sensors was 30µrad (around 13bits) in the range of the minimum resolution of the interferometer. The tilt reproducibility was 0.0186%, obtained by measuring the tilt after repeated actuations with a coil current of 50mA during 30 min and the stability over time was 0.05% in 1h without actuation. The maximum measured tilt angle was 6° (mechanical) limited by nonlinearity of the MEMS system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9375, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIV, 93750C (27 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2078618
Show Author Affiliations
S. Lani, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Dara Z. Bayat, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
M. Despont, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9375:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XIV
Wibool Piyawattanametha; Yong-Hwa Park, Editor(s)

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