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Self-sustained oscillation of MEMS torsional micromirrors
Author(s): D. Mukhopadhyay; D. Antonio; I. W. Jung; D. López
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Paper Abstract

Several applications of optical micromirrors need synchronization of its mechanical oscillation with an external control signal. Self-sustained oscillation of micromirrors is a prerequisite for achieving such synchronization. To suppress its mechanical deformation these micromirrors are operated under atmospheric or controlled pressure environment. Operation under this environment leads to increase in driving voltages to achieve required deflections. However, significant parasitic crosstalk due to these high driving voltages presents a challenge for achieving their self-sustained oscillations. In this paper, stable self-sustained oscillation of a 13.5kHz micromirror is achieved at atmospheric pressure by actively suppressing its crosstalk. Frequency stability of 7.2ppm is obtained for this micromirror's self-sustained oscillation at atmospheric pressure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8252, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XI, 82520W (15 February 2012);
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D. Mukhopadhyay, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
D. Antonio, Ctr. Atómico Bariloche (Argentina)
I. W. Jung, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
D. López, Argonne National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8252:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XI
Harald Schenk; Wibool Piyawattanametha; Wilfried Noell, Editor(s)

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