19 August 1998 Switching of light by the use of optomechanical microdevices
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Proceedings Volume 3573, OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics; (1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324543
Event: OPTIKA '98: Fifth Congress on Modern Optics, 1998, Budapest, Hungary
Abstract
Fiber-optic switches become more and more appealing components not only in the field of optical communication, but also in measurement systems, sensors and data storage. We have developed a number of concepts for fiber optic switches, all based on different types of special microoptical components, actuated by miniaturized mechanical systems, primarily piezoelectric actuators. We present microoptical configurations and discuss their potential for the creation of different types of miniaturized switches.
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Rolf Goering, Steffen Gloeckner, "Switching of light by the use of optomechanical microdevices", Proc. SPIE 3573, OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324543; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.324543
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Switches

Microlens array

Switching

Fiber optics

Actuators

Attenuators

Microlens

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