The scanning two axis tilt mirror is an important technology that
can be used in many industries. Two axis scanning allows these mirrors
to have a full 360° of rotation at up to a 3° tilt angle. There
are several major benefits of the MEMS Optical tilt mirror over competing
The tilt angle is analog as
opposed to on-off. In other words, if a tilt angle of 1.79° is required,
it is simply a matter of applying the correct voltage and that angle
(or any other angle) can be obtained.
There are no holes in the mirror surface. Most competing
products have holes in the mirror surface as a result of processing
requirements. Due to the advanced processing technology used, MEMS Optical
tilt mirrors have no holes in the mirror surface, allowing for full
reflection of all impinging light.
Low voltages are required for actuation.
Many competing products require 200 volts or more for actuation. A total
of less than 120 volts is required for the full 3° of tilt and less
voltage is required for less tilt. Clearly, these mirrors have set a
new standard in the industry.