Applications

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.

Projection Displays

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

Projection Display

3D Scanning and Ladar Imaging

Laser vision for robots
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3D Scanning of objects

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A MEMS LIDAR System using Mirrorcle MEMS

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Low-cost and compact LIDAR imaging for robotic applications
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Devices provide precisely positioned laser spot or laser line for camera imaging

Non-contact 3D scanning of solid objects to obtain their precise measurements and computer models

Various standard techniques can be used with the advantage of portability and low cost with our MEMS devices

Enabling technology for Automated 3D Scanning Solutions for automotive industry

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 contstruction 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.)

Video demonstrations of rapid and precise laser tracking

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Related Publications

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

Biomedical Imaging

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