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MEMS actuated spherical retroreflector for free-space optical communications

Jenkins, C.R. and Johnstone, W. and Uttamchandani, D.G. and Handerek, V. and Radcliffe, S. (2005) MEMS actuated spherical retroreflector for free-space optical communications. Electronics Letters, 41 (23). pp. 1278-1279. ISSN 0013-5194

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Abstract

An optical MEMS retroreflective phase modulator comprising a silicon MEMS microactuated platform to which a spherical retroreflector is attached has been investigated. The steady state and dynamic behaviour of the MEMS modulator have been experimentally measured when two different sizes of spherical retroreflectors are used. Dynamic testing shows a dominant resonant frequency response at around 200 Hz, which matches finite-element analysis for the structure.

Item type: Article
ID code: 7010
Keywords: optical communications, retroreflective phase modulator, finite element analysis, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2008
    Last modified: 16 Jul 2013 20:10
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7010

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