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Reliability assurance of polymer-based solid state optical switches
Author(s): M. C. Flipse; P. De Dobbelaere; John I. Thackara; Janelle M. Freeman; Berend Hendriksen; Anthony J. Ticknor; George F. Lipscomb
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Paper Abstract

BeamBox polymer based fiber-optic space switches have been submitted to a reliability qualification program. The results of this program show that these switches meet the requirements for telecommunication applications. Highly stable switches have been obtained by proper design, testing, and optimization of materials, parts, and production processes.

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Date Published: 12 January 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3278, Integrated Optic Devices II, (12 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298222
Show Author Affiliations
M. C. Flipse, Akzo Nobel Photonics BV (Netherlands)
P. De Dobbelaere, Akzo Nobel Photonics BV (Netherlands)
John I. Thackara, Akzo Nobel Electronic Products Inc. (United States)
Janelle M. Freeman, Akzo Nobel Electronic Products Inc. (United States)
Berend Hendriksen, Akzo Nobel Photonics BV (Netherlands)
Anthony J. Ticknor, Akzo Nobel Electronic Products Inc. (United States)
George F. Lipscomb, Akzo Nobel Electronic Products Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3278:
Integrated Optic Devices II
Giancarlo C. Righini; S. Iraj Najafi; Bahram Jalali, Editor(s)

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