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Electromagnetic Two-Dimensional Scanner Using Radial Magnetic Field

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6 Author(s)
Chang-Hyeon Ji ; LG Electron. Inst. of Technol., Seoul ; Moongoo Choi ; Sang-Cheon Kim ; Ki-Chang Song
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In this paper, we present the design, fabrication, and measurement results of a two-dimensional electromagnetic scanning micromirror actuated by radial magnetic field. The scanner is realized by combining a gimbaled single-crystal-silicon micromirror with a single turn electroplated metal coil, with a concentric permanent magnet assembly composed of two concentric permanent magnets and an iron yoke. The proposed scanner utilizes the radial magnetic field rather than using a lateral magnetic field oriented 45deg to the horizontal and vertical scan axes to achieve a biaxial magnetic actuation. The single turn coil fabricated with electroplated copper achieves a nominal resistance of 1.2 Omega. A two-dimensional scanner with mirror size of 1.5 mm in diameter was fabricated. Maximum optical scan angle of 8.8deg in horizontal direction and 8.3deg in vertical direction were achieved. Forced actuation of the gimbal at 60 Hz and resonant actuation of the micromirror at 19.1-19.7 kHz provide slow vertical scan and fast horizontal scan, respectively. The proposed scanner can be used in raster scanning laser display systems and other scanner applications.

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Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 4 )