Piezo-Actuated Adaptive Prisms for Optical Scanning

  • Florian Lemke
  • Pascal M. Weber
  • Ulrike WallrabeEmail author
  • Matthias C. Wapler
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 233)


We present two different piezo-actuated adaptive prisms with apertures ≥8 mm based on a tiltable glass window on top of an optical fluid. In the first prism, we realized a simple monoaxial scanner based on a lever principle. In our second design, we extended the scanning to two axes using three individually controllable piezo cantilevers. We were able to prove the concept for continuously adjustable variable prisms and achieved a tilt angle up to ±3.7° with a response time of 36 ms.



This work was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) grants WA 1657/6-1 and the BrainLinks-BrainTools Cluster of Excellence (DFG grants EXC 1086).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Lemke
    • 1
  • Pascal M. Weber
    • 1
  • Ulrike Wallrabe
    • 1
    Email author
  • Matthias C. Wapler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microsystems Engineering – IMTEK, Laboratory for MicroactuatorsUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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