Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Fabrication of a mechanical antireflection switch for fiber-to-the-home systems

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Walker, J.A. ; AT&T Bell Labs., Holmdel, NJ, USA ; Goossen, K.W. ; Arney, Susanne C.

We present the methods used to fabricate a micromechanical silicon optical modulator for use in a fiber-to-the-home applications. We emphasize the efforts made to realize a practical, robust, manufacturable, and easily packaged device. In addition, recent speed, temperature stability, and reliability results are presented. Rise and fall times of 132 and 125 ns, respectively, have been observed in response to a square wave drive signal. The device has been temperature cycled from -50°C to 90°C and shown greater than 10-dB optical contrast ratio over this temperature range. Finally, the device has been cycled at 500 kHz for a period of nearly two months (two-trillion cycles) without a noticeable loss in performance

Published in:

Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Mar 1996

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.