TITLE

Tiny Mirrors Could Reflect Optical Future

AUTHOR(S)
Iler, David
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
Multichannel News;11/27/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 48, p184
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Features the technology called Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems or MEMS involved in optical-networking companies. Focus of the technology on an optical-network switch application; Potential applications of the technology; MEMS-based optical switches introduced by Nortel Networks and Lucent Technologies.
ACCESSION #
3820364

 

Related Articles

  • Optical MEMS answer high-speed networking requirements. Bishop, David John; Aksyuk, Vladimir A. // Electronic Design;04/05/99, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p85 

    Focuses on the application of silicon microelectromechanical-systems (MEMS) technology on optical networking in United States. Development of data traffic; Comparison between cost of fiber-optic and copper-based technology; Context of MEMS; Principle of optical switch; Minimization of...

  • Tiny Mirrors Could Reflect Optical Future. Iler, David // Multichannel News;11/27/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 48, p184 

    Features the technology called Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems or MEMS involved in optical-networking companies. Focus of the technology on an optical-network switch application; Potential applications of the technology; MEMS-based optical switches introduced by Nortel Networks and Lucent...

  • MEMS development innovations continue. Fuller, Meghan // Lightwave;Nov2003, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p17 

    Reports on the continued development of innovations in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), despite predictions among industry analysts of difficult times for the sector. Vendors' continued commitment to three-dimensional MEMS; Optical switches for high-speed networking applications....

  • New silicon-based fibre assemblies for applications in integrated optics and optical MEMS. Hoffmann, M.; Voges, E. // Applied Physics B: Lasers & Optics;2001, Vol. 73 Issue 5/6, p629 

    Nearly closed rhombus-shaped channels in micromachined silicon with very high accuracy for fibre array assemblies are presented. The fabrication and the assembly of fibres are described. The achieved accuracy is comparable with conventional V-groove assemblies. Additionally, rhombus-shaped...

  • Multichannel, high-voltage IC amplifiers for optical MEMS. Ma, Yuan; Timko, Ken // Lightwave;Jul2001, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p210 

    Focuses on the integration of multichannel high-voltage integrated-circuit amplifiers to optical microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Characteristics of optical MEMS; Discussion on the attributes of integrated high-voltage amplifiers that are critical to their successful use in driving...

  • Notable advances in fiber alignment through MEMS. Markus, Karen W.; Wood, Robert L. // Lightwave;Oct99, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p90 

    List advantages offered by optoelectronic devices. Advancements in fiber alignment; Advantages of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices; Technology; The MEMS approach; Assembly and packaging.

  • Multipurpose optical tool characterizes MEMS. Wallace, John // Laser Focus World;Apr2007, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p27 

    The article reports on the development of multipurpose stand-alone tool by the researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute that can measure microelectromechanical-system (MEMS) shape thru several interferometric methods in Massachusetts. The tool is capable of phase-stepped Michelson, Mirau,...

  • Optoelectronic Sensors Family for Determinate of the Normal Direction of the Plane with Variable Space Movement. Băcescu, Daniel; Panaitopol, Horia; Băcescu, Daniel Mihai; Bogatu, Lucian // Mecatronica;2004, Issue 2, p16 

    The paper presents four type of optoelectronic sensors used in mechatronics applications, such as tracking and adaptive control for mobile minirobots. The optoelectronic sensors are designed to work at big distance of the tracking or controlling of movement object. The optoelectronic sensors are...

  • Tiny MEMS-based spectrometer offers dynamic spectral resolution. Leger, James // Laser Focus World;Dec2007, Vol. 43 Issue 12, p15 

    The article reports on the introduction of a prototype hyperspectral imaging system that offers dynamic spectral resolution from researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. It is stated that the push-broom-type design of the device includes several gratings with different pitches...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics