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System integration of micro-optical systems for beam steering and modulation applications
Author(s): Steffen Gloeckner; Peter Dannberg; Rolf Goering; Frank Bohrisch; Peter Buecker
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Paper Abstract

Using technologies such as replication or batch-fabrication, a number of micro-optical elements can be fabricated with low costs. However, as the realization of complex optical functions, for instance beam shaping and beam deflection, often requires several optical components, the mounting effort increases dramatically. It makes sense to emphasize the system aspects already in the design work. With the help of some examples for micro-optical fiber switches and modulators driven by piezoelectric actuators, we demonstrate that the combination of gradient-index optics with planar surfaces and replicated optical elements like micro-prisms, lens arrays on these surfaces can be an important step in the system integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3276, Miniaturized Systems with Micro-Optics and Micromechanics III, (15 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.302412
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Steffen Gloeckner, Fraunhofer Institution for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (United States)
Peter Dannberg, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Rolf Goering, Piezosystem Jena GmbH (Germany)
Frank Bohrisch, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Peter Buecker, Piezosystem Jena (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3276:
Miniaturized Systems with Micro-Optics and Micromechanics III
M. Edward Motamedi; Rolf Goering, Editor(s)

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