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Micro-optical modulators and switches for multimode fiber applications
Author(s): Steffen Gloeckner; Rolf Goering; Torsten Possner; Marcus Frank
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Paper Abstract

External modulators and switches for multimode fiber transmission systems are required for aplenty of applications in optical metrology and communication systems. We show that a confocal arrangement of microlens arrays with certain filter elements in the common focal plane of the arrays, which are moved with the help of piezoelectrical actuators, is a very simple and flexible concept to meet the needs of a number of very different applications. The focal length, lens pitch and width of the arrays have to be chosen properly. We discuss which optical elements are required for certain applications. We present experiments for an intensity modulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3008, Miniaturized Systems with Micro-Optics and Micromechanics II, (11 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271416
Show Author Affiliations
Steffen Gloeckner, Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Rolf Goering, Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Torsten Possner, Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Marcus Frank, Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3008:
Miniaturized Systems with Micro-Optics and Micromechanics II
M. Edward Motamedi; Larry J. Hornbeck; Kristofer S. J. Pister, Editor(s)

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