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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6325–6339

Compact MEMS-driven pyramidal polygon reflector for circumferential scanned endoscopic imaging probe

Xiaojing Mu, Guangya Zhou, Hongbin Yu, Yu Du, Hanhua Feng, Julius Ming Lin Tsai, and Fook Siong Chau  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6325-6339 (2012)

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A novel prototype of an electrothermal chevron-beam actuator based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) platform has been successfully developed for circumferential scan. Microassembly technology is utilized to construct this platform, which consists of a MEMS chevron-beam type microactuator and a micro-reflector. The proposed electrothermal microactuators with a two-stage electrothermal cascaded chevron-beam driving mechanism provide displacement amplification, thus enabling a highly reflective micro-pyramidal polygon reflector to rotate a large angle for light beam scanning. This MEMS platform is ultra-compact, supports circumferential imaging capability and is suitable for endoscopic optical coherence tomography (EOCT) applications, for example, for intravascular cancer detection.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(230.4685) Optical devices : Optical microelectromechanical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2012
Published: March 5, 2012

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Xiaojing Mu, Guangya Zhou, Hongbin Yu, Yu Du, Hanhua Feng, Julius Ming Lin Tsai, and Fook Siong Chau, "Compact MEMS-driven pyramidal polygon reflector for circumferential scanned endoscopic imaging probe," Opt. Express 20, 6325-6339 (2012)

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