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MEMS optical switch based on fiber displacement

Leow, C. W. and Mohammad, A. B. (2006) MEMS optical switch based on fiber displacement. In: The International Conference on MEMS and Nanotechnology, ICMN'06, 14-15 March 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

A MEMS optical switch based on fiber displacement is presented. The switch consists of an arrangement of electrostatic actuated cantilever beams. A movable fiber is attached to the cantilevers as such that it gets displaced as the cantilevers are actuated. By aligning another fiber towards the end of this movable fiber, a simple on/off switch is achieved. The switch can be extended to 1x2 by aligning 2 fibers at the receiving end. Design and modeling of the switch is done using a mixture of finite element and boundary element method, utilizing Coventor, a commercial MEMS modeling software. The switch can be utilized in optical monitoring and test equipment subassembly system.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:ISBN: 987-983-42978-0-0
Uncontrolled Keywords:MEMS optical, fiber displacement, electrostatic, cantilever beams
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:10106
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:26 Aug 2010 08:50
Last Modified:26 Aug 2010 08:50

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