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Low-voltage micromachining-based scalable optical switch
Author(s): Junfeng Bao; Ye Yuan; Zhonghui Cao; Xiaodong Wu
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Paper Abstract

We report a fiber optic switch based on a novel MEMS technology allowing fast switch (<2 ms), excellent isolation (>50dB) and wide bandwidth. Each switch module consists of an electromagnetically actuated gold-coated silicon mirror rotating around a 100 µm diameter shaft and a miniature 5V driven coil. Enabling technology is precision EDM machining and laser cutting. The switch is scalable to 8 X 8 and allows the realization of high capacity cross-connects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2002
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4928, MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications, (10 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.483176
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Junfeng Bao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Ye Yuan, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Zhonghui Cao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xiaodong Wu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4928:
MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications
Guofan Jin; John S. McKillop; Kazuhiro Hane, Editor(s)

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