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Novel optoelectronic methodology for testing MOEMS
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Paper Abstract

Continued demands for delivery of high performance micro-optoelectromechanical systems (MOEMS) place unprecedented requirements on methods used in their development and operation. Metrology is a major and inseparable part of these methods. Optoelectronic methodology is an essential field of metrology. Due to its scalability, optoelectronic methodology is particularly suitable for testing of MOEMS where measurements must be made with ever increasing accuracy and precision. This was particularly evident during the last few years, characterized by miniaturization of devices, when requirements for measurements have rapidly increased as the emerging technologies introduced new products, especially, optical MEMS. In this paper, a novel optoelectronic methodology for testing of MOEMS is described and its applications are illustrated with representative examples. These examples demonstrate capability to measure submicron deformations of various components of the micromirror device, under operating conditions, and show viability of the optoelectronic methodology for testing of MOEMS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 January 2003
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4983, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems III, (21 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.480763
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Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Cosme Furlong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4983:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems III
James H. Smith, Editor(s)

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