A swing arm actuator for a small form factor optical drive

Knittel, J., Mößner, J. and Bammert, M. (2009) A swing arm actuator for a small form factor optical drive. Microsystem Technologies, 15 3: 471-476. doi:10.1007/s00542-008-0715-z

Author Knittel, J.
Mößner, J.
Bammert, M.
Title A swing arm actuator for a small form factor optical drive
Journal name Microsystem Technologies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0946-7076
Publication date 2009-03
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00542-008-0715-z
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 471
End page 476
Total pages 6
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Language eng
Subject 1005 Communications Technologies
1007 Nanotechnology
Formatted abstract
Small form factor optical drives for mobile application require high performance actuators that satisfy tight geometrical size requirements. We have designed a swing arm type actuator that allows the integration of a complete miniaturized optical pickup unit on the actuator. The performance of the actuator has been simulated by the FEM method and is compared with experimental results. Finally the manufactured actuator was used to read out a Blu-ray ROM disc.
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Keyword Approximation theory
Optical data processing
FEM methods
Geometrical sizes
Mobile applications
Optical drives
Optical pickup units
ROM discs
Small form factors
Swing arms
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Additional Notes Published online: 25 October 2008.

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