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30 September 2003 Micromanipulator by photothermal effect
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Proceedings Volume 5264, Optomechatronic Systems IV; (2003)
Event: Photonics Technologies for Robotics, Automation, and Manufacturing, 2003, Providence, RI, United States
An optical actuator has some interesting characteristics, such as no generation of magnetic noise and receiving the energy remotely. A novel micromanipulator using photothermal effect is proposed. It consists of three optical fibers. One end of the fiber is cut for a bevel and painted with black color. A photothermal effect is occurred responding to the incident beam at the end of optical fiber. This effect makes the end of fiber stretching vibration. It can release a ball with 2.5 mm of diameter and a microlens currently held by light energy. The mechanism of photothermal vibration is also studied.
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Yukitoshi Otani, Yasuto Matsuba, Shigeya Chimura, Norihiro Umeda, and Toru Yoshizawa "Micromanipulator by photothermal effect", Proc. SPIE 5264, Optomechatronic Systems IV, (30 September 2003);

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