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Optically controlled bimorph cantilever by Poly(vinylidene difluoride) and its application of optical actuator
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Paper Abstract

An optically driven actuator is a non-contact method for the remote application of light energy. A new method for optically driving actuators which uses a polyvinylidine difluoride (PVDF) cantilever is proposed. The PVDF cantilever is coated with silver on one surface. The PVDF is a ferroelectric polymer that has both pyroelectric and piezoelectric properties. When one side of the cantilever is irradiated by a laser beam, an electric field is produced along cross-section of the cantilever and mechanical displacement occurs by the piezoelectric effect. The response of the PVDF cantilever is analyzed mathematically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7266, Optomechatronic Technologies 2008, 72660D (17 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.817388
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Yasuhiro Mizutani, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
Yukitoshi Otani, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7266:
Optomechatronic Technologies 2008
John T. Wen; Dalibor Hodko; Yukitoshi Otani; Jonathan Kofman; Okyay Kaynak, Editor(s)

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