Abstract

We present a novel Q-switched laser source using a micro-optical-electromechanical mirror (MOEM) designed for short pulse emission. It is based on a hybrid configuration including a passively Q-switched microchip laser coupled to a fiber cavity closed by a cantilever type MOEM acting as an active modulator. This specially designed mirror with a single reflecting gold membrane is switched by low bias voltage ~50 V (peak to peak). This device emits pulses at tunable repetition rates up to 1.6 kHz, with ~564 ps duration and 3.4 kW peak power, which constitutes the shortest pulse duration ever reported with MOEMs based pulsed lasers.

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  1. Y. A. Peter, H. P. Herzig, E. Rochat, R. Dändliker, C. Marxer, and N. F. de Rooij, “Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors,” Opt. Eng. 38(4), 636–640 (1999).
    [CrossRef]
  2. A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pur Appl Opt 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
  3. M. Fabert, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, and P. Blondy, “Ytterbium-doped fibre laser Q-switched by a cantilever-type micro-mirror,” Opt. Express 16(26), 22064–22071 (2008).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. M. Fabert, A. Crunteanu, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, D. Bouyge, and P. Blondy, “8ns Pulses from a Compact Fiber Laser Q-Switched by MOEMS,” Conference CLEO/IQEC, OSA Technical Digest, paper CFB6, Baltimore (2009).
  5. M. Fabert, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, P. Blondy, and A. Crunteanu, “Actively mode-locked fiber laser using a deformable micromirror,” Opt. Lett. 36(12), 2191–2193 (2011).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]

2011

M. Fabert, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, P. Blondy, and A. Crunteanu, “Actively mode-locked fiber laser using a deformable micromirror,” Opt. Lett. 36(12), 2191–2193 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Y. Zhou, J. Ma, J. Dong, Y. Cheng, K. Ueda, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Comparative study on enhancement of self Q-switched Cr,Yb:YAG lasers by bonding Yb:YAG ceramic and crytstal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8, 591 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2008

M. Fabert, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, and P. Blondy, “Ytterbium-doped fibre laser Q-switched by a cantilever-type micro-mirror,” Opt. Express 16(26), 22064–22071 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Bouyge, C. Buy, A. Cruntenau, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, P. Blondy, and L. Lefort “Discrete spectral selection and wavelength encoding from a visible continuum using optical MEMS,” J. Micromech. Microeng. 18(6), 065010 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

H. Ridderbusch and T. Graf, “Saturation of 1047 nm and 1064 nm absorption in Cr4+:YAG crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43(2), 168–173 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pur Appl Opt 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, S. Huang, Y. Feng, K. Takaichi, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and A. Kaminskii, “Stable laser diode pumped microchip subnanosecond Cr,Yb:YAG self Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 2(8), 387–391 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2001

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, “A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 285–287 (2001).

2000

B. Hansson and M. Arvidsson, “Q-switched microchip laser with 65 ps timing jitter,” Electron. Lett. 36(13), 1123–1124 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

1997

Arvidsson, M.

B. Hansson and M. Arvidsson, “Q-switched microchip laser with 65 ps timing jitter,” Electron. Lett. 36(13), 1123–1124 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Barthélémy, A.

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pur Appl Opt 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Blondy, P.

M. Fabert, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, P. Blondy, and A. Crunteanu, “Actively mode-locked fiber laser using a deformable micromirror,” Opt. Lett. 36(12), 2191–2193 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fabert, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, and P. Blondy, “Ytterbium-doped fibre laser Q-switched by a cantilever-type micro-mirror,” Opt. Express 16(26), 22064–22071 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Bouyge, C. Buy, A. Cruntenau, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, P. Blondy, and L. Lefort “Discrete spectral selection and wavelength encoding from a visible continuum using optical MEMS,” J. Micromech. Microeng. 18(6), 065010 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pur Appl Opt 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bouyge, D.

D. Bouyge, C. Buy, A. Cruntenau, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, P. Blondy, and L. Lefort “Discrete spectral selection and wavelength encoding from a visible continuum using optical MEMS,” J. Micromech. Microeng. 18(6), 065010 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Fabert, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, V. Kermène, A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, and P. Blondy, “Ytterbium-doped fibre laser Q-switched by a cantilever-type micro-mirror,” Opt. Express 16(26), 22064–22071 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pur Appl Opt 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Braun, B.

Buy, C.

D. Bouyge, C. Buy, A. Cruntenau, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, P. Blondy, and L. Lefort “Discrete spectral selection and wavelength encoding from a visible continuum using optical MEMS,” J. Micromech. Microeng. 18(6), 065010 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Y.

J. Y. Zhou, J. Ma, J. Dong, Y. Cheng, K. Ueda, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Comparative study on enhancement of self Q-switched Cr,Yb:YAG lasers by bonding Yb:YAG ceramic and crytstal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8, 591 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Couderc, V.

D. Bouyge, C. Buy, A. Cruntenau, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, P. Blondy, and L. Lefort “Discrete spectral selection and wavelength encoding from a visible continuum using optical MEMS,” J. Micromech. Microeng. 18(6), 065010 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pur Appl Opt 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Crunteanu, A.

Cruntenau, A.

D. Bouyge, C. Buy, A. Cruntenau, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, P. Blondy, and L. Lefort “Discrete spectral selection and wavelength encoding from a visible continuum using optical MEMS,” J. Micromech. Microeng. 18(6), 065010 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Dändliker, R.

Y. A. Peter, H. P. Herzig, E. Rochat, R. Dändliker, C. Marxer, and N. F. de Rooij, “Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors,” Opt. Eng. 38(4), 636–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

de Rooij, N. F.

Y. A. Peter, H. P. Herzig, E. Rochat, R. Dändliker, C. Marxer, and N. F. de Rooij, “Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors,” Opt. Eng. 38(4), 636–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Desfarges-Berthelemot, A.

Dong, J.

J. Y. Zhou, J. Ma, J. Dong, Y. Cheng, K. Ueda, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Comparative study on enhancement of self Q-switched Cr,Yb:YAG lasers by bonding Yb:YAG ceramic and crytstal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8, 591 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, S. Huang, Y. Feng, K. Takaichi, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and A. Kaminskii, “Stable laser diode pumped microchip subnanosecond Cr,Yb:YAG self Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 2(8), 387–391 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fabert, M.

Feng, Y.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, S. Huang, Y. Feng, K. Takaichi, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and A. Kaminskii, “Stable laser diode pumped microchip subnanosecond Cr,Yb:YAG self Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 2(8), 387–391 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fluck, R.

Gini, E.

Graf, M.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, “A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 285–287 (2001).

Graf, T.

H. Ridderbusch and T. Graf, “Saturation of 1047 nm and 1064 nm absorption in Cr4+:YAG crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43(2), 168–173 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Grossard, L.

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pur Appl Opt 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hansson, B.

B. Hansson and M. Arvidsson, “Q-switched microchip laser with 65 ps timing jitter,” Electron. Lett. 36(13), 1123–1124 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Harder, C.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, “A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 285–287 (2001).

Herzig, H. P.

Y. A. Peter, H. P. Herzig, E. Rochat, R. Dändliker, C. Marxer, and N. F. de Rooij, “Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors,” Opt. Eng. 38(4), 636–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Huang, S.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, S. Huang, Y. Feng, K. Takaichi, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and A. Kaminskii, “Stable laser diode pumped microchip subnanosecond Cr,Yb:YAG self Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 2(8), 387–391 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, “A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 285–287 (2001).

Kaminskii, A.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, S. Huang, Y. Feng, K. Takaichi, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and A. Kaminskii, “Stable laser diode pumped microchip subnanosecond Cr,Yb:YAG self Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 2(8), 387–391 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

J. Y. Zhou, J. Ma, J. Dong, Y. Cheng, K. Ueda, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Comparative study on enhancement of self Q-switched Cr,Yb:YAG lasers by bonding Yb:YAG ceramic and crytstal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8, 591 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

Keller, U.

Kermène, V.

Kullberg, M. P.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, “A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 285–287 (2001).

Lefort, L.

D. Bouyge, C. Buy, A. Cruntenau, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, P. Blondy, and L. Lefort “Discrete spectral selection and wavelength encoding from a visible continuum using optical MEMS,” J. Micromech. Microeng. 18(6), 065010 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Leproux, P.

D. Bouyge, C. Buy, A. Cruntenau, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, P. Blondy, and L. Lefort “Discrete spectral selection and wavelength encoding from a visible continuum using optical MEMS,” J. Micromech. Microeng. 18(6), 065010 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ma, J.

J. Y. Zhou, J. Ma, J. Dong, Y. Cheng, K. Ueda, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Comparative study on enhancement of self Q-switched Cr,Yb:YAG lasers by bonding Yb:YAG ceramic and crytstal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8, 591 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Marxer, C.

Y. A. Peter, H. P. Herzig, E. Rochat, R. Dändliker, C. Marxer, and N. F. de Rooij, “Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors,” Opt. Eng. 38(4), 636–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Melchior, H.

Mix, E.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, “A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 285–287 (2001).

Moser, M.

Musha, M.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, S. Huang, Y. Feng, K. Takaichi, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and A. Kaminskii, “Stable laser diode pumped microchip subnanosecond Cr,Yb:YAG self Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 2(8), 387–391 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, “A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 285–287 (2001).

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, “Experimentally confirmed design guidelines for passively Q-switched microchip lasers using semiconductor saturable absorbers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(3), 376–388 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Peter, Y. A.

Y. A. Peter, H. P. Herzig, E. Rochat, R. Dändliker, C. Marxer, and N. F. de Rooij, “Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors,” Opt. Eng. 38(4), 636–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Pioger, P. H.

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pur Appl Opt 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ridderbusch, H.

H. Ridderbusch and T. Graf, “Saturation of 1047 nm and 1064 nm absorption in Cr4+:YAG crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43(2), 168–173 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rochat, E.

Y. A. Peter, H. P. Herzig, E. Rochat, R. Dändliker, C. Marxer, and N. F. de Rooij, “Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors,” Opt. Eng. 38(4), 636–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sabourdy, D.

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pur Appl Opt 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Shirakawa, A.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, S. Huang, Y. Feng, K. Takaichi, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and A. Kaminskii, “Stable laser diode pumped microchip subnanosecond Cr,Yb:YAG self Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 2(8), 387–391 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Spühler, G. J.

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, “A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 285–287 (2001).

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller, “Experimentally confirmed design guidelines for passively Q-switched microchip lasers using semiconductor saturable absorbers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(3), 376–388 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Takaichi, K.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, S. Huang, Y. Feng, K. Takaichi, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and A. Kaminskii, “Stable laser diode pumped microchip subnanosecond Cr,Yb:YAG self Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 2(8), 387–391 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

J. Y. Zhou, J. Ma, J. Dong, Y. Cheng, K. Ueda, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Comparative study on enhancement of self Q-switched Cr,Yb:YAG lasers by bonding Yb:YAG ceramic and crytstal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8, 591 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, S. Huang, Y. Feng, K. Takaichi, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and A. Kaminskii, “Stable laser diode pumped microchip subnanosecond Cr,Yb:YAG self Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 2(8), 387–391 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, G.

Zhou, J. Y.

J. Y. Zhou, J. Ma, J. Dong, Y. Cheng, K. Ueda, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Comparative study on enhancement of self Q-switched Cr,Yb:YAG lasers by bonding Yb:YAG ceramic and crytstal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8, 591 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. P. Kullberg, M. Graf, M. Moser, E. Mix, G. Huber, C. Harder, and U. Keller, “A passively Q-switched Yb:YAG microchip laser,” Appl. Phys. B 72, 285–287 (2001).

Electron. Lett.

B. Hansson and M. Arvidsson, “Q-switched microchip laser with 65 ps timing jitter,” Electron. Lett. 36(13), 1123–1124 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

H. Ridderbusch and T. Graf, “Saturation of 1047 nm and 1064 nm absorption in Cr4+:YAG crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43(2), 168–173 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Micromech. Microeng.

D. Bouyge, C. Buy, A. Cruntenau, V. Couderc, P. Leproux, P. Blondy, and L. Lefort “Discrete spectral selection and wavelength encoding from a visible continuum using optical MEMS,” J. Micromech. Microeng. 18(6), 065010 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A, Pur Appl Opt

A. Crunteanu, D. Bouyge, D. Sabourdy, P. Blondy, V. Couderc, L. Grossard, P. H. Pioger, and A. Barthélémy, “Deformable micro-electro-mechanical mirror integration in a fibre laser Q-switch system,” J. Opt. A, Pur Appl Opt 8(7), S347–S351 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Laser Phys. Lett.

J. Dong, A. Shirakawa, S. Huang, Y. Feng, K. Takaichi, M. Musha, K. Ueda, and A. Kaminskii, “Stable laser diode pumped microchip subnanosecond Cr,Yb:YAG self Q-switched laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 2(8), 387–391 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Zhou, J. Ma, J. Dong, Y. Cheng, K. Ueda, and A. A. Kaminskii, “Comparative study on enhancement of self Q-switched Cr,Yb:YAG lasers by bonding Yb:YAG ceramic and crytstal,” Laser Phys. Lett. 8, 591 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng.

Y. A. Peter, H. P. Herzig, E. Rochat, R. Dändliker, C. Marxer, and N. F. de Rooij, “Pulsed fiber laser using micro-electro-mechanical mirrors,” Opt. Eng. 38(4), 636–640 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

M. Fabert, A. Crunteanu, V. Kermène, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, D. Bouyge, and P. Blondy, “8ns Pulses from a Compact Fiber Laser Q-Switched by MOEMS,” Conference CLEO/IQEC, OSA Technical Digest, paper CFB6, Baltimore (2009).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the dual coupled cavities laser source with a MOEM as end mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

SEM image of typical cantilever-type MOEM devices used in the laser design (a); Their optical interferometry 3D profiles showing up-curved shapes (b).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Phase images recorded using a digital holography microscope in the stroboscopic mode (DHM from LynceéTec) of a typical micro-mirror membrane during actuation (10 kHz actuation frequency, bi-polar sinusoidal signal of 110 Vpp) (see Media 1) showing the membrane in the Off-, rest- state (a) and in the On-, actuated state (b), along with the extracted longitudinal profiles in the two states (see Media 2). The arrows are a graphical illustration of the incident laser light reflection on the micro-mirror beam in the two extreme positions (c).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse train emitted by the setup of Fig. 1 (a); temporal shape of a pulse (b).

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