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5 Author(s)
Y. Yamauchi ; Inst. of Ind. Sci., Tokyo Univ., Japan ; A. Higo ; K. Kakushima ; H. Fujita
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In this paper, we report a new concept of optical MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) devices that could be operated by the incident light and to operate yet another light beam; in other words, a light beam is controlled by another light beam through an optical MEMS mirror. A photodiode and an electrostatic micro mirror are integrated into an SOI (silicon-on-insulator) wafer, whose circuit diagram is equivalent to that of a photocoupler. The mechanism can be used for free-space optical computing and optically-addressed fiber optic crossconnect.

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The 13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, 2005. Digest of Technical Papers. TRANSDUCERS '05.  (Volume:2 )

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5-9 June 2005