29 January 1985 Single-Mode Fiber Manipulation With Inchworm, Piezoelectric Translators
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Proceedings Volume 0517, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering I; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945151
Event: 1984 Cambridge Symposium, 1984, Cambridge, United States
Abstract
Precision characterization and alignment of fiber optic components and integrated optical circuits demands a new approach to mechanical manipulation. Positioners based on motor/ screw combinations are limited by discrete stens and backlash. Conventional piezoelectric stack designs approach the required resolution but compliance and hysteresis limit the applications. In this paper, a novel linear piezoelectric motor, the Inchworm, is described and its application to high resolution multi-dimensional fiber optic manipulation is discussed.
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W. R. Houde-Walter, W. R. Houde-Walter, } "Single-Mode Fiber Manipulation With Inchworm, Piezoelectric Translators", Proc. SPIE 0517, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering I, (29 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945151; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945151
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