Self-aligned opposite mirrors for tilting field of view driven by electrowetting

K. Suzuki, A. Takei, E. Iwase, K. Matsumoto, I. Shimoyama

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Abstract

We propose an optical device which appends pan/tilt functions to cameras by moving mirrors with electrowetting force. The device is composed of two plates and a liquid pillar holding two mirrors. On the lower plate, electrodes are patterned and a hydrophobic layer is coated. When a voltage is applied to the electrode on the lower plate, the liquid is moved toward the electrode by electrowetting force. Consequently, the mirror is tilted and the light path that comes into the device is controlled. When a camera was put below our device, the field of view of the camera was shifted by 25 degrees with 50 V applied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTRANSDUCERS 2009 - 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems
Pages2322-2325
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 11
Externally publishedYes
EventTRANSDUCERS 2009 - 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 2009 Jun 212009 Jun 25

Publication series

NameTRANSDUCERS 2009 - 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems

Conference

ConferenceTRANSDUCERS 2009 - 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period09/6/2109/6/25

Keywords

  • Electrowetting
  • Pan/tilt function
  • Self-aligned

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Suzuki, K., Takei, A., Iwase, E., Matsumoto, K., & Shimoyama, I. (2009). Self-aligned opposite mirrors for tilting field of view driven by electrowetting. In TRANSDUCERS 2009 - 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (pp. 2322-2325). [5285901] (TRANSDUCERS 2009 - 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems). https://doi.org/10.1109/SENSOR.2009.5285901