Microfabrication of Optically Flat Silicon Micro-Mirrors for Fully Programmable Micro-Diffraction Gratings
Author(s)Timotijevic, B.; Lockhart, R.; Stanley, R.; Luetzelschwab, M.; Zamkotsian, F.; Lanzoni, P.; Noell, W.; Tormen, M.; Canonica, Michael D.; ... Show more Show less
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We have fabricated and characterized a Fully Programmable Micro-Diffraction Grating (FPMDG) with 64 silicon micro-mirrors for spectral shaping in the visible and near-infrared wavelength range. The FPMDG arrays of 50 μm and 80 μm wide and 700 μm long silicon micro-mirrors have been fabricated in a process based on anodic bonding of an 8 μm-SOI wafer and a borosilicate glass wafer. The detrimental bending of the micro-mirrors during electrostatic actuation has been minimized through separation of the mechanical and optical sections of the device. Flexures incorporating serpentine structures have been used to reduce the actuation dependence on length and thickness. Independent addressing of the micro-mirrors with negligible cross-talk and with bending of the micro-mirrors smaller than 0.14 μm over 700 μm have been demonstrated.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Timotijevic, B., R. Lockhart, R. Stanley, M. Luetzelschwab, F. Zamkotsian, P. Lanzoni, W. Noell, M. Canonica, and M. Tormen. “Microfabrication of Optically Flat Silicon Micro-Mirrors for Fully Programmable Micro-Diffraction Gratings.” Procedia Engineering 47 (January 2012): 244–247.
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