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1×2 micro mechanical fiber optical switches using v-grooves on sidewall

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10 Author(s)
Fujita, J. ; Adv. Technol. R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electr. Corp., Hyogo, Japan ; Suehiro, Yoshiyuki ; Itoh, T. ; Matsuura, T.
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Fiber optical switches become more important with the growth of fiber based optical telecommunication networks. 1×2 micro mechanical fiber moving optical switches without reflective index matching oil, using V-grooves on sidewall have been developed. A compact fiber optical switch without reflective index matching oil was fabricated using precise surfaces and accurate fiber positioning by anisotropic TMAH etched V-grooves. It exhibited good performance, of short switching time (2 m sec), low insertion loss (0.5 dB), and low back reflection

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Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2000 Annual Meeting. LEOS 2000. 13th Annual Meeting. IEEE  (Volume:1 )

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