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Switching of light by the use of optomechanical microdevices
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Paper Abstract

Fiber-optic switches become more and more appealing components not only in the field of optical communication, but also in measurement systems, sensors and data storage. We have developed a number of concepts for fiber optic switches, all based on different types of special microoptical components, actuated by miniaturized mechanical systems, primarily piezoelectric actuators. We present microoptical configurations and discuss their potential for the creation of different types of miniaturized switches.

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Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3573, OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324543
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Rolf Goering, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Steffen Gloeckner, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3573:
OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics
Gyorgy Akos; Gabor Lupkovics; Andras Podmaniczky, Editor(s)

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