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Complex microprism structures and their application to multichannel fiber optic switches
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Paper Abstract

Microprisms play an important role in a number of micro- optical systems for beam shaping and beam deflection. The task of the prisms is to deflect a beam selectively in order to bring it into an other optical channel of the system or to redirect a beam in the way that the redirected beam propagates parallel with respect to the optical axis of subsequent optical elements. We derive general requirements for microprisms for these applications and discuss some experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3276, Miniaturized Systems with Micro-Optics and Micromechanics III, (15 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.302393
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Rolf Goering, Piezosystem Jena GmbH (Germany)
Steffen Gloeckner, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (United States)
Ernst-Bernhard Kley, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Frank Thoma, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3276:
Miniaturized Systems with Micro-Optics and Micromechanics III
M. Edward Motamedi; Rolf Goering, Editor(s)

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