Optomechatronics: Fusion of Optical and Mechatronic by Hyungsuck Cho

By Hyungsuck Cho

Representing an evolutionary bounce, the combination of optical applied sciences into mechatronic structures provides a brand new size to an already multifaceted box. Optical parts improve the performance of mechatronics and in lots of situations introduce solely new functions. Likewise, mechatronic parts deliver an analogous synergistic results to optical structures. even though, such a lot books concentrate on conventional mechatronics whereas merely in short discussing, or omitting thoroughly, the features of optomechatronic expertise. Bringing jointly the basics and underlying options, Optomechatronics offers a close creation to this becoming field.With emphasis at the value of interdisciplinary, multiple-technology fusion, this publication threads jointly the history, definition, and features of the sphere with an built-in view of assorted disciplines, a system-oriented procedure, and a mixed view of the macro/micro worlds. It starts with an research of numerous functional optomechatronic structures to spot the underlying recommendations and lines of every sector composing the sector. those structures contain optics, computing device imaginative and prescient, suggestions keep an eye on, and micro-opto-mechanical structures (MOEMS). From this platform, the writer demonstrates tips to fuse the optical, mechanical, digital, and microprocessor parts to gain wanted functionalities. eventually, the publication examines entire optomechatronic platforms comprising the elements defined within the past section.Whether you're new to the sphere or have adventure in a special engineering self-discipline, Optomechatronics offers the required instruments to harness the advantages that optical applied sciences carry to this crucial rising sector.

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11. The figure shows two cases of beam expanding. The first one uses two convex lenses and the other one uses one concave and one convex lens. In either case, the lenses have a common focal point. Depending on the focal length of the lenses, the beam diameter at the output is made different. By similar triangles, it is seen that D2 ¼ f2 D f1 1 ð2:15Þ This implies that a desired output beam diameter D2 can be easily obtained by properly choosing those three variables. 11 Transmissive beam expanding by combination of two lenses.

There is no numerical limit where a thin lens and a thick lens are differentiable. In other words, whether a lens is thin or thick depends on the accuracy required for solving a given problem. For instance, a lens needs to be treated as thick, when its thickness along its optical axis cannot be ignored without leading to reviewed errors in analysis. There are many cases in which several lenses must be put together to constitute a compound lens that shapes the optical ray in a desired fashion. For example, a photographic lens consists of five or six lenses for focusing zooming filters, and so on.

These enabling technologies are integrated to form five engines that drive the technology. These include: (1) actuator module, (2) sensor module, (3) control module, (4) signal/ information processing module, and (5) decision making module. It is noted that the integration of these gives a specified functionality with certain characteristics. A typical example is the sensing of an object surface with an AFM. The AFM requires a complicated interaction between sensing element (laser sensor), actuator (piezo-element), controller, and other relevant software.

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