A 3D Polymer Based Printed Two-Dimensional Laser Scanner

Oyman H. A. , Gokdel Y. D. , Ferhanoğlu O. , Yalcinkaya A. D.

27th Micromechanics and Microsystems Europe (MME) Workshop, Cork, Ireland, 28 - 30 August 2016, vol.757 identifier identifier


A two-dimensional (2D) polymer based scanning mirror with magnetic actuation is developed for imaging applications. Proposed device consists of a circular suspension holding a rectangular mirror and can generate a 2D scan pattern. Three dimensional (3D) printing technology which is used for implementation of the device, offers added flexibility in controlling the cross-sectional profile as well as the stress distribution compared to the traditional planar process technologies. The mirror device is developed to meet a portable, miniaturized confocal microscope application in mind, delivering 4.5 and 4.8 degrees of optical scan angles at 111 and 267 Hz, respectively. As a result of this mechanical performance, the resulting microscope incorporating the mirror is estimated to accomplish a field of view (FOV) of 350 mu m x 350 mu m.