An Electrostatic MEMS Translational Scanner with Large Out-of-Plane Stroke for Remote Axial-Scanning in Multi-Photon Microscopy

Haijun Li, Xiyu Duan, Gaoming Li, Kenn Oldham, Thomas Wang
2017 Micromachines  
We present an electrostatic microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) resonant scanner with large out-of-plane translational stroke for fast axial-scanning in a multi-photon microscope system for real-time vertical cross-sectional imaging. The scanner has a compact footprint with dimensions of 2.1 mm × 2.1 mm × 0.44 mm, and employs a novel lever-based compliant mechanism to enable large vertical displacements of a reflective mirror with slight tilt angles. Test results show that by using
more » ... l resonance, the scanner can provide a fast out-of-plane translational motion with ≥400 µm displacement and ≤0.14 • tilt angle over a wide frequency range of~390 Hz at ambient pressure. By employing this MEMS translational scanner and a biaxial MEMS mirror for lateral scanning, vertical cross-sectional imaging with a beam axial-scanning range of 200 µm and a frame rate of~5-10 Hz is enabled in a remote scan multi-photon fluorescence imaging system.
doi:10.3390/mi8050159 fatcat:gsj75gc7zba4xnwtkjmc7ft6ua