We report on a novel architecture and operational principle of a large angle kinematically excited tilting micro actuator. The device transforms and amplifies small linear out-of-plane motion of a parallel-plate electrostatic transducer into a tilting motion of a plate. The device characterized by robust single layer architecture was fabricated using a silicon on insulator (SOI) wafer and common deep reactive ion etching (DRIE) based fabrication process. Experimental and model results collectively illustrate the feasibility and efficiency of the suggested actuation approach. The optical tilting angle of 37.5° was experimentally registered under relatively low actuation voltage of 100 V.

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