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Optimal design for the alignment of single mode-fibers using thermal microactuators
Author(s): Jun Yao; Deepak G. Uttamchandani
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Paper Abstract

The alignment of single mode optical fibres using thermally actuated cantilever platforms is investinated. These devices depend on their operation on differential thermal expansion of materials. An analysis and modeling of these thermal microactuators for fibre alignment purposes is discussed. The simulation results of microactuator deflection and the coupling losses of single mode fibres by using designed ?-Shape microactuator are presented. By setting the length of the beam to 3mm and the length of the deflecting cantilever section to 2mm, the fibre-to-fibre coupling loss is only 0.315 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4928, MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications, (10 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.483174
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Jun Yao, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Deepak G. Uttamchandani, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4928:
MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications
Guofan Jin; John S. McKillop; Kazuhiro Hane, Editor(s)

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