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Micromachined modulator arrays for use in free-space optical communication systems
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Paper Abstract

A summary is presented of some of the design criteria relevant to the realisation of silicon micromachined modulator arrays for use in free-space optical communication systems. Theoretical performance levels achievable are compared with values measured on experimental devices produced using a modified Multi-User MEMS Process (MUMPS). Devices capable of realising modulation rates in excess of 300 kHz are described and their optical characteristics compared with published data on devices based on multiple quantum well technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5614, Advanced Free-Space Optical Communications Techniques and Technologies, (8 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578552
Show Author Affiliations
Keith L. Lewis, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Kevin D. Ridley, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Mark E. McNie, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Gilbert W. Smith, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Andrew M. Scott, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5614:
Advanced Free-Space Optical Communications Techniques and Technologies
Monte Ross; Andrew M. Scott, Editor(s)

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