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Modular integration of microactuators and micro-optical benches
Author(s): S. Schüle; U. Hollenbach; J. Mohr; J. Li; P. Vorreau; A. Efremov; J. Leuthold; S. Schonhardt
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Paper Abstract

Micro-optical interferometer systems are requested for optical sensor application as well as for signal monitoring or signal (de)modulation in case of optical data networking. Using the opportunities of LIGA technology with its precision in manufacturing of polymeric microstructures with a high aspect ratio, e.g. for the exact alignment of commercially available optical elements or to realize the micro optical structures itself, offers the possibility to design and fabricate complex modular micro-optical systems. Due to this modular concept the MOEMS are usually composed of a micro-optical bench (MOB) and an external platform with a micro actuator. The combination to a subsystem can be realized by standard assembly technology. A first designed prototype using this advanced modular concept is a micro Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on free space propagation. It was developed to be applied in different fields of c-band applications at 1550 nm up to 40 Gbps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6992, Micro-Optics 2008, 699202 (14 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781932
Show Author Affiliations
S. Schüle, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
U. Hollenbach, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
J. Mohr, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)
J. Li, Univ. of Karlsruhe (Germany)
P. Vorreau, Univ. of Karlsruhe (Germany)
A. Efremov, Univ. of Karlsruhe (Germany)
J. Leuthold, Univ. of Karlsruhe (Germany)
S. Schonhardt, Univ. of Freiburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6992:
Micro-Optics 2008
Hugo Thienpont; Peter Van Daele; Jürgen Mohr; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Editor(s)

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