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Structure modulated electrostatic deformable mirror for focus and geometry control




We suggest a way to electrostatically control deformed geometry of an electrostatic deformable mirror (EDM) based on geometric modulation of a basement. The EDM is composed of a metal coated elastomeric membrane (active mirror) and a polymeric basement with electrode (ground). When an electrical voltage is applied across the components, the active mirror deforms toward the stationary basement responding to electrostatic attraction force in an air gap. Since the differentiated gap distance can induce change in electrostatic force distribution between the active mirror and the basement, the EDMs are capable of controlling deformed geometry of the active mirror with different basement structures (concave, flat, and protrusive). The modulation of the deformed geometry leads to significant change in the range of the focal length of the EDMs. Even under dynamic operations, the EDM shows fairly consistent and large deformation enough to change focal length in a wide frequency range (1~175 Hz). The geometric modulation of the active mirror with dynamic focus tunability can allow the EDM to be an active mirror lens for optical zoom devices as well as an optical component controlling field of view.

Author(s): Saekwang Nam and Suntak Park and Sungryul Yun and Bongje Park and Seung Koo Park and Ki-Uk Kyung
Journal: Optics Express
Volume: 24
Number (issue): 1
Pages: 55--66
Year: 2016
Month: January
Day: 4
Publisher: OSA

Department(s): Haptic Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Article (article)
Paper Type: Journal

Digital: True
DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.000055
State: Published
URL: http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-24-1-55


  title = {Structure modulated electrostatic deformable mirror for focus and geometry control},
  author = {Nam, Saekwang and Park, Suntak and Yun, Sungryul and Park, Bongje and Park, Seung Koo and Kyung, Ki-Uk},
  journal = {Optics Express},
  volume = {24},
  number = {1},
  pages = {55--66},
  publisher = {OSA},
  month = jan,
  year = {2016},
  url = {http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-24-1-55},
  month_numeric = {1}