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Micromechanical fiber optic switches for optical networks
Author(s): Nabeel A. Riza; Dennis L. Polla
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Paper Abstract

Piezoelectric thin film actuator-based fiber-optic switches are introduced as low loss, high interchannel optical isolation 1 X 2 and 2 X 2 fiber-optic switches. A macroscale PZT actuator is built and tested. Preliminary results from a microscale actuator are given. Optical switch configurations and fabrication procedures are highlighted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 1993
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 1793, Integrated Optics and Microstructures, (2 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141209
Show Author Affiliations
Nabeel A. Riza, General Electric Co. (United States)
Dennis L. Polla, Univ. of Minnesota/Twin Cities (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1793:
Integrated Optics and Microstructures
Massood Tabib-Azar; Dennis L. Polla, Editor(s)

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