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Micro-opto-mechanical systems: applications in pulsed fiber lasers and optical switching
Author(s): Yves-Alain Peter; Etienne Rochat; Hans Peter Herzig
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Paper Abstract

Two different applications of micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMs) are described in this paper. The first one is a Q-switched fiber laser using a micro-mirror as switching element. We present the general concept, the latest experimental setup with results and simulations on the behavior of the pulsed laser. The second application is an opto-mechanical switch for telecommunication ring networks. We describe a free-space optical switch using a micro-mirror, micro-optical elements and a fiber bundle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3226, Microelectronic Structures and MEMS for Optical Processing III, (2 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284558
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Yves-Alain Peter, Univ. of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Etienne Rochat, Univ. of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Hans Peter Herzig, Univ. of Neuchatel (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3226:
Microelectronic Structures and MEMS for Optical Processing III
M. Edward Motamedi; Hans Peter Herzig, Editor(s)

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