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Microactuated small scale retroreflector for free space optical communications

Jenkins, C.R. and Johnstone, W. and Uttamchandani, D.G. and Handerek, V. and Radcliffe, S. (2005) Microactuated small scale retroreflector for free space optical communications. In: IEEE/LEOS International Conference on Optical MEMS and Their Applications Conference, 2005, 2005-08-01.

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Abstract

This paper describes the use of electrothermal MEMS actuation and small-scale spherical retroreflectors to produce a retroreflective optical phase modulator.