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Single-Mode Fiber Manipulation With Inchworm, Piezoelectric Translators
Author(s): W. R. Houde-Walter
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Paper Abstract

Precision characterization and alignment of fiber optic components and integrated optical circuits demands a new approach to mechanical manipulation. Positioners based on motor/ screw combinations are limited by discrete stens and backlash. Conventional piezoelectric stack designs approach the required resolution but compliance and hysteresis limit the applications. In this paper, a novel linear piezoelectric motor, the Inchworm, is described and its application to high resolution multi-dimensional fiber optic manipulation is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 1985
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0517, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering I, (29 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945151
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W. R. Houde-Walter, Burleigh Instruments (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0517:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering I
Daniel B. Ostrowsky; Sriram Sriram, Editor(s)

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