What's next for electromagnetic MEMS mirrors?

Slawomir Piatek, Ph.D., Hamamatsu Corporation and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Mario Kasahara, Hamamatsu Corporation

September 14, 2023

About this webinar

Get ahead of the curve in understanding the science behind MEMS mirrors — and why many consider them next-generation scanning devices and alternatives to mechanical mirrors. With advantages in compactness, scanning rate, and production cost, MEMS mirrors apply to many applications. This seminar delves into the physics behind MEMS mirror operation, highlighting the electromagnetic type and reviewing the many applications where they are particularly well suited.


Gain an in-depth understanding of MEMS mirror operation principles and practical implementations, with the presenters guiding you through the following:

  • The physics behind MEMS mirror operation
  • An in-depth exploration of the electromagnetic type of MEMS mirror, with a focus on its driving technique
  • A review of MEMs mirror applications

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About the presenters

Slawomir S. Piatek, Ph.D., is a senior university lecturer on physics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a science consultant for Hamamatsu Corp. At the university, he has been measuring the proper motions of nearby galaxies using images obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope. At Hamamatsu, he has developed a photonics training program for engineers. Piatek is also involved in popularizing the silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) as a novel photodetector by writing and lecturing, and by experimenting with the device. He earned a doctorate in physics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 1994.


Mario Kasahara boasts over 25 years of expertise within Hamamatsu semiconductor products. With a profound understanding of semiconductor technologies, Mario is specialized in MEMS Mirror applications. As a Senior Applications Engineer, he combines extensive knowledge with a passion for custom design detectors, delivering tailored solutions that meet diverse project needs.