Micromechanical fiber optic switches for optical networks

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Riza, Nabeel A.
Polla, Dennis L.
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Piezoelectric thin film actuator-based fiber-optic switches are introduced as low loss, high interchannel optical isolation 1 X 2 and 2 X 2 fiber-optic switches. A macroscale PZT actuator is built and tested. Preliminary results from a microscale actuator are given. Optical switch configurations and fabrication procedures are highlighted.
Switches , Fiber optics , Ferroelectric materials , Actuators , Mirrors , Phased array optics , Silicon
Riza, N. A. and Polla, D. L. (1993) 'Micromechanical fiber optic switches for optical networks", Proc. SPIE 1793, Integrated Optics and Microstructures, Fibers '92, 1992, Boston, MA, United States, 2 March 1993. doi: 10.1117/12.141209
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