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Title: Novel 3D micromirror for miniature optical bio-probe SiOB assembly
Authors: Janak, S.
Xu, Y.
Premachandran, C.S.
Jason, T.H.S.
Chen, N. 
Keywords: Bioimaging
MEMS optical probe
OCT imaging
Optical biopsy
Optical coherence tomography
Silicon micromirror
Thermally actuated silicon micromirror
Two axes scanning micromirror
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Janak, S., Xu, Y., Premachandran, C.S., Jason, T.H.S., Chen, N. (2008). Novel 3D micromirror for miniature optical bio-probe SiOB assembly. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6886 : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This article presents design and development of a novel 3D micromirror for large deflection scanning application in in-vivo optical coherence tomography (OCT) bio-imaging probe. Overall mirror chip size is critical to reduce the diameter of the probe; however, mirror plate itself should not be less than 500 μm as smaller size means reducing the amount of light collected after scattering for OCT imaging. In this study, mirror chip sizes of 1 × 1 mm2 and 1.5 × 1.5 mm2 were developed with respectively 400 and 500 micrometer diameter mirror plates. The design includes electro thermal excitation mechanism in the same plane as mirror plate to achieve 3D free space scanning. Larger deflection requires longer actuators, which usually increase the overall size of the chip. To accommodate longer actuators and keep overall chip size same curved beam actuators are designed and integrated for micromirror scanning. Typical length of the actuators was 800 micrometer, which provided up to 17 degrees deflection. Deep reactive ion etching (DRIE) process module was used extensively to etch high aspect ratio structures and keep the total mirror chip size small.
Source Title: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISBN: 9780819470614
ISSN: 0277786X
DOI: 10.1117/12.762544
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