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Mesoscopic photomechanical units and ultrasmart materials
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Paper Abstract

We have recently observed photomechanical effects in polymer optical fibers (light-induced length changes) and have used these effects to build smart devices such as active vibration suppressors and light-actuated positioners. The unique feature of these devices is that they are all-optical, that is, the light is used as the actuating power source, medium of information transfer, sensing and logic. We have designed a cylindrical mesoscopic photomechanical unit (MPU) that is about 80 micrometers in diameter and less than 1 mm in length and report on a first generation miniaturized device that is 2 cm X 100 micrometers .

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2441, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Materials, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209797
Show Author Affiliations
Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)
David J. Welker, Washington State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2441:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Materials
A. Peter Jardine, Editor(s)

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