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The tense thin-film torsion bar of polycrystalline (poly-) Si has been recently introduced into a micromirror. A tensile stress is obtained by the crystallization of amorphous Si. The poly-Si has almost the same coefficient of thermal expansion as that of Si substrate. An electrical connection is obtained with doping without the use of metal overlayer. The thin-film torsion bar of poly-Si is fabricated with a revised process so as to protect against the crystalline Si etching. Considering the earlier advantages and techniques, the stabilized temperature characteristics and the low-voltage driving are simultaneously realized.
Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of (Volume:15 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: Sept.-oct. 2009