Mirrorcle Technologies MEMS devices address a wide range of applications that require optical beam steering. As optical scanning or beam steering appears in various industries and numerous applications, our scanning mirrors are most beneficial in those applications that require miniature, high speed, low-power, or low-cost solutions.
Some of the applications of MirrorcleTech devices that are currently under development are listed here.
Low-cost and readily deployable video displays on glass and other transparent surfaces (e.g. car windshield HUD)
Miniature, hand-held, and battery-run full-color video projection displays at SVGA resolution
Single- or multi-color vector-graphic projection displays
Non-contact 3D scanning of solid objects to obtain their precise measurements and computer models
Enabling technology for Automated 3D Scanning Solutions for automotive industry
Devices provide precisely positioned laser spot or laser line for camera imaging
Various standard techniques can be used with the advantage of portability and low cost with our MEMS devices
3D Tracking and Position Measurement
Position measurement for gaming controllers and related human-computer interfaces
Outdoor laser tracking at longer distances for industrial applications
High end 3D measurement units for construction and other industrial uses
Our device was used in a demonstration by National Instruments at the NI Week 2009 event in Austin, TX.
See the video of fast laser tracking based on NI’s FPGA hardware and Mirrorcle Technologies MEMS mirror.
(Actual demonstration begins at ~3:20.)
- Veljko Milanović, Wing Kin Lo, “Fast and High-Precision 3D Tracking and Position Measurement with MEMS Micromirrors,” 2008 IEEE/LEOS Optical MEMS and Their Applications Conf., Freiburg, Germany, Aug. 12, 2008.
Laser Marking and Engraving
Low cost, low power, and miniature replacement to galvanometer scanners in laser marking and engraving applications with low to moderate laser power.
Free-Space Optics & Telecommunications
Variable Optical Attenuators
Fiber-to-Fiber Optical Switching
Free-space optical links with our MEMS devices maintaining alignment between transmitter and receiver pairs
Precise real-time closed-loop positioning of optical beams for communications link optimization
Gimbal-less design gives ultra-fast two-axis laser beam steering
Large angles in point-to-point or resonant mode of operation
Devices are small enough to fit into endoscopes, capsules, etc.
Some examples of our devices applied in bio-medical imaging
- Chen D. Lu, Martin F. Kraus, Benjamin Potsaid, Jonathan J. Liu, WooJhon Choi, Vijaysekhar Jayaraman, Alex E. Cable, Joachim Hornegger, Jay S. Duker, and James G. Fujimoto, “Handheld ultrahigh speed swept source optical coherence tomography instrument using a MEMS scanning mirror,” Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 293-311 (2014).
- R. L. Shelton, W. Jung, S. I. Sayegh, D. T. McCormick, J. Kim, S. A. Boppart, “Optical Coherence Tomography for advanced screening in the primary care office,” J. Biophotonics, 2013 Apr. 18.
W. Jung, S. Tang, T. Xie, D. T. McCormick, Y-C. Ahn, J. Su, I. V. Tomov, T. B. Krasieva, B. J. Tromberg, Z. Chen, “Miniaturized probe using 2 axis MEMS scanner for endoscopic multiphoton excitation microscopy,” Photonics West, Jan. 2008, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6851, 68510D, 2008. (PDF, 2299k)
- D.T. McCormick, W. Jung, Y.-C. Ahn, Z. Chen, and N.C. Tien, “A three dimensional real-time MEMS based optical biopsy system for in-vivo clinical imaging “, The 14th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Lyon, France, June 10-14, 2007 (PDF, 788k)
- D. T. McCormick, W. Jung, Y.-C. Ahn, V. Milanović, Z. Chen, N. C. Tien, “A MEMS Based Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging System and Optical Biopsy Probes for Real-Time, High Resolution in-vivo and in-vitro 2-D OR 3-D Imaging,” 2006 IEEE/LEOS Optical MEMS and Their Applications Conf., Big Sky, Montana, Aug. 23, 2006 (PDF, 857k)