JSME International Journal Series B Fluids and Thermal Engineering
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Micro Electro Mechanical Devices for Fiber Optic Telecommunication
Hiroshi TOSHIYOSHI
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2004 Volume 47 Issue 3 Pages 439-446

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This paper overviews the MEMS applications to micro optics and focuses onto recent development in the field of fiber optic telecommunication such as optical crossconnects, variable optical attenuators, and general spatial light modulators using microelectromechanical scanning mirrors or lenses. We also discuss common topics in MEMS that await technical solutions such as lower driving voltage, higher mechanical tolerance and better electromechanical stability. As a next target, we present a new perspective to nanophotonic approach of MEMS where photonic crystal waveguides are integrated with micro/nano mechanical devices to realize highly integrated photonic circuits.

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