Compact slanted comb two-axis micro-mirror scanner fabricated by silicon-on-insulator micromachining

Hoang Manh Chu, Jun Mizuno, Kazuhiro Hane, Toshiyuki Takagi

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Abstract

We present a two-axis micro-mirror scanner with compact slanted comb-drive actuator. The slanted comb-drive actuator is analyzed by comparing with a rectangular comb-drive actuator. The angle magnification factor of slanted comb-drive actuator is 1.6 times larger than that of rectangular comb-drive actuator. The slanted comb-drive actuator is designed for operations in both static and dynamic modes. The proposed scanner is realized from silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer. Electronic isolation between movable comb electrodes in device layer and fixed comb electrodes in handle layer are performed using isolation trenches, buried oxide layer, and silicon V-shaped conductive hinges. Movable and fixed parts are physically connected via buried oxide layer and silicon frame fabricated from the handle layer of SOI wafer using time-controlled etching process. The resonant frequencies of horizontal and vertical axes are 25.88 kHz and 592 Hz, respectively. The rotation angles are 0.7° and 5.8° at 80V dc voltage in the static mode for inner mirror and gimbal frame, respectively, and 21° and 24° using the differential ac driving method with 80 Vbias +70 Vac and 25 V bias +12.5 Vac voltages.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042001
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B:Nanotechnology and Microelectronics
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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