Special Issue "Optical Microsystems"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015)
The turn of the millennium witnessed an unprecedented investment in optical MEMS R&D for telecommunications. Unfortunately, the burst of the Internet bubble seemed to undercut enthusiasm for such research. However, the potential applications of optical MEMS technology go well beyond telecommunications. For example, Texas Instruments produced a highly successful DMD that powers new digital movie theatres all over the globe and scores of portable video projectors. Optical MEMS technology has gone much further than that in the last 15 years. Now, applications range from biomedical sensing to the miniaturization of optical instruments. The technology has passed by micro-opto-fluidics and adaptive optics.
The application of microfabrication technology to optics is actually very natural for a few reasons. First, as part of MEMS’s standard features, the relevant wavelengths of light are in the µm range. Consequently, the micro-forces generated by micro-actuators have no difficulty in acting on massless photons. Also, there are no other generic paths for bulk optical systems miniaturization.
This Special Issue seeks reviews, regular research papers, and short communications concerning: (i) novel optical MEMS, particularly with applications in yet unexplored fields and (ii) new microfabrication techniques for optical MEMS.
Prof. Dr. Franck Chollet
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- Optical MEMS