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Kicking step-by-step drive for the adjustment of micro-optical elements
Author(s): Volker Guyenot; Christian Siebenhaar; Guenther Tittelbach
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Paper Abstract

An effective and universally useful means of adjustment in the realm of precision engineering and optics became possible with the realization of a new driving mechanism. In contrast to traditional adjustment methods, the mechanical component is situated in its final position before the start of the adjustment process. Specific mechanical impulses generated to be a striking mechanism are transmitted either directly to the mechanical component or indirectly to its housing (carrier). This results in minute linear motions or fine angular motions caused by the stick-slip-effect. The following paper explains the preliminary results of our theory and our experiments. A prototype of the electro-mechanical striking mechanism has been researched and developed by the Fraunhofer Institution for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena, Germany. PC-based algorithm software allows fast and exact positioning for precision engineering and micro-optical components. The described arrangement makes possible step-by-step adjusting movements with the minimum resolution of the steps to 0.5 arcsec.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2383, Micro-Optics/Micromechanics and Laser Scanning and Shaping, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209054
Show Author Affiliations
Volker Guyenot, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Christian Siebenhaar, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Guenther Tittelbach, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2383:
Micro-Optics/Micromechanics and Laser Scanning and Shaping
M. Edward Motamedi; Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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