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Optimal actuation of microcantilevers by a laser beam
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Paper Abstract

Singly-clamped micron-sized cantilevers actuated by optical radiation pressure exerted by a laser are analyzed. An expression for optimum point of actuation giving the maximum amount of deflection is obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6374, Optomechatronic Actuators, Manipulation, and Systems Control, 63740O (19 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.685947
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Sagnik Pal, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India)
Anjan K. Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6374:
Optomechatronic Actuators, Manipulation, and Systems Control
Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi; Yukitoshi Otani, Editor(s)

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