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Device characterization at the wafer level via optical actuation and detection

Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Hedley, Emeritus Professor James Burdess, Dr Alun Harris, Dr Barry Gallacher


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This paper investigates the technique of optical actuation of MEMS. It is shown that a device can be driven into all of its vibrational modes simply and non-destructively by a laser pulse, making this an ideal actuation methodology for device characterization at the wafer level. This actuation method is shown to be comparable to a mechanical impulse actuation.

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Author(s): Hedley J, Burdess JS, Harris AJ, Gallacher BJ

Editor(s): Laudon, M., Romanowicz, B.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech)

Year of Conference: 2004

Pages: 394-397

Publisher: CRC Press

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ISBN: 9780972842273