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Micromachined Polarization Beam Splitter With Adjustable Leak Ratio for Optical Pickup

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2 Author(s)
C. H. Tien ; Nat. Chiao-Tung Univ., Hsinchu ; C. H. Hung

In this letter, we propose the optomechanical design and fabrication of a novel batched-processed polarization beam splitter (PBS) with an adjustable leak ratio for optical recording applications. The micro-PBS was fabricated by a 410-nm low stress silicon nitride Si3N4 membrane integrated with a bimorph actuator. A dc drive voltage was applied to allow an adjustable leak ratio (0-0.24) with incident angle from 65deg to 75deg for operation in the different optical requirements (phase-change and magneto-optical disks) at lambda = 633 nm. The characteristics of the fabricated PBS are in close agreement with the theoretical calculations and confirm its feasibility.

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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 15 )