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Optical Nano and Micro Actuator Technology

1st Edition

Edited by George K. Knopf, Yukitoshi Otani

CRC Press

664 pages | 448 B/W Illus.

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In Optical Nano and Micro Actuator Technology, leading engineers, material scientists, chemists, physicists, laser scientists, and manufacturing specialists offer an in-depth, wide-ranging look at the fundamental and unique characteristics of light-driven optical actuators. They discuss how light can initiate physical movement and control a variety of mechanisms that perform mechanical work at the micro- and nanoscale.

The book begins with the scientific background necessary for understanding light-driven systems, discussing the nature of light and the interaction between light and NEMS/MEMS devices. It then covers innovative optical actuator technologies that have been developed for many applications. The book examines photoresponsive materials that enable the design of optically driven structures and mechanisms and describes specific light-driven technologies that permit the manipulation of micro- and nanoscale objects. It also explores applications in optofluidics, bioMEMS and biophotonics, medical device design, and micromachine control.

Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers to advance light-driven technologies, this book gives readers a solid grounding in this emerging interdisciplinary area. It thoroughly explains the scientific language and fundamental principles, provides a holistic view of optical nano and micro actuator systems, and illustrates current and potential applications of light-driven systems.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Optical Actuation

Light-Driven and Optically Actuated Technologies, George K. Knopf

Nature of Light, Suwas K. Nikumb and M. Chandra Sekhar

Photoresponsive Materials

Fundamentals of Molecular Photoactuation, Timothy J. Kucharski and Roman Boulatov

Photo-Mechanical Azo Polymers for Light-Powered Actuation and Artificial Muscles, Zahid Mahimwalla, Kevin G. Yager, Jun-ichi Mamiya, Atsushi Shishido, and Christopher J. Barrett

Photostrictive Microactuators, Kenji Uchino

Science and Applications of Photomechanical Actuation of Carbon Nanostructures, Balaji Panchapakesan

Light-Induced Phase Transition of Gels for Smart Functional Elements, Atsushi Suzuki

Harnessing Light and Optical Forces

Optical and Optoelectronic Tweezers, Arash Jamshidi, Steven L. Neale, and Ming C. Wu

Design of Optically Driven Microrotors, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Theodor Asavei, Alexander B. Stilgoe, Vincent L.Y. Loke, Robert Vogel, Timo A. Nieminen, and Norman R. Heckenberg

Optically Driven Microfluidic Devices Produced by Multiphoton Microfabrication, Shoji Maruo

On-Demand Holographic Optical Tweezers, Johtaro Yamamoto and Toshiaki Iwai

Optically Driven Systems

Photothermal Actuation, Yukitoshi Otani

Light-Driven Micro- and Nanofluidic Systems, George K. Knopf and Khaled Al-Aribe

Optical NEMS and MEMS, Chengkuo Lee and Kah How Koh

Integrated Optofluidics and Optomechanical Devices Manufactured by Femtosecond Lasers, Yves Bellouard, Ali A. Said, Mark Dugan, and Philippe Bado

Multiscale, Hierarchical Integration of Soft Polymer Micro- and Nanostructures into Optical MEMS, Katsuo Kurabayashi, Nien-Tsu Huang, and Yi-Chung Tung

Applications of Optical Actuation

Biophotonics and Its Applications in Lab-on-a-Chip or BioMEMS Platforms, Peipei Jia and Jun Yang

Light-Driven Optical Scanner for Fiber-Optic Endoscope, Hiroshi Toshiyoshi

Light-Activated and Powered Shape Memory Alloy, Hideki Okamura

Optically Driven Microrobotics, Yukitoshi Otani

Light Propulsion Systems for Spacecraft, Bernd Dachwald

Perspectives on Light-Driven Actuators, George K. Knopf and Yukitoshi Otani


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Microelectronics