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A two-axis water-immersible MEMS scanning mirror for scanning optical and acoustic microscopy
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Paper Abstract

Fast scanning is highly desired for both ultrasound and photoacoustic microscopic imaging. Limited by water environment required for acoustic propagation, traditional mircoelectromechanical system (MEMS) scanning mirrors could not be widely used. In this paper, a new water-immersible scanning mirror microsystem has been designed, fabricated and tested. Polymer hinges were employed to achieve reliable under water performance. Two pairs of high strength neodymium magnet disc and three compact RF choke inductor were used to actuate mirror module. Experimental results show that the fast axis can reach a mechanical scanning angle of ±15° at the resonance frequency of 350 Hz in air, and ±12.5° at the resonance frequency of 240 Hz in water, respectively. The slow axis can reach a mechanical scanning angle of ±15° at the resonance frequency of 20 Hz in air, and ±12.5° at the resonance frequency of 13 Hz in water, respectively. The two scanning axes have very different resonance frequencies, which are suitable for raster scanning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9760, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XV, 976003 (15 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2211752
Show Author Affiliations
Song Xu, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Chih-Hsien Huang, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Jun Zou, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9760:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XV
Wibool Piyawattanametha; Yong-Hwa Park, Editor(s)

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