24 January 2004 Micro-optical crossconnect switch
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Proceedings Volume 5346, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems IV; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.521378
Event: Micromachining and Microfabrication, 2004, San Jose, California, United States
A novel micro-optical crossconnect switch based on the use of diffractive optical elements is introduced. A set of micro-actuated diffractive optical elements are used to reshape the optical beam as well as establish the interconnection required between two arrays of input and output optical fibers. The coupling efficiency of the switch is shown to be far higher than those using reflecting mirrors. Possible techniques for the fabrication of the switch are discussed.
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Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, "Micro-optical crossconnect switch", Proc. SPIE 5346, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems IV, (24 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.521378; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.521378

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