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Surface normal optical MEMS in dynamic WDM transport networks
Author(s): James A. Walker; Joseph Earl Ford; Keith W. Goossen; David J. Bishop; Dennis S. Greywall; Vladimir A. Aksyuk
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Paper Abstract

The synergy that exists between MEMS technology and free- space optics can be exploited to provide low cost solutions to many of the problems arising in modern dynamic WDM networks. We describe an optical modulator, an electrically controlled variable attenuator, a WDM equalizer, and a programmable wavelength add/drop system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3680, Design, Test, and Microfabrication of MEMS and MOEMS, (10 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.341198
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James A. Walker, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Joseph Earl Ford, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Keith W. Goossen, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
David J. Bishop, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Dennis S. Greywall, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Vladimir A. Aksyuk, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3680:
Design, Test, and Microfabrication of MEMS and MOEMS
Bernard Courtois; Wolfgang Ehrfeld; Selden B. Crary; Wolfgang Ehrfeld; Hiroyuki Fujita; Jean Michel Karam; Karen W. Markus, Editor(s)

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