Optimal design for the alignment of single mode fibres using thermal microactuators

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Abstract

The alignment of single mode optical fibres using thermally actuated cantilever platforms is investigated. These devices F depend on their operation on differential thermal expansion of materials. An analysis and modeling of these thermal microactuators for fibre alignment purposes is discussed. The simulation results of microactuator deflection and the 4 coupling losses of single mode fibres by using the designed Pi-Shape microactuator are presented. By setting the length of the beam to 3mm and the length of the deflecting cantilever section to 2mm, the fibre-to-fibre coupling loss is only 0.315 dB.
LanguageEnglish
Pages215-221
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002
EventConference on MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications - Shanghai, China
Duration: 17 Oct 200218 Oct 2002

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ConferenceConference on MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period17/10/0218/10/02

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Keywords

  • thermal microactuator
  • coupling loss
  • fibre alignment
  • optimal design
  • alignment
  • single mode fibres

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Yao, J., & Uttamchandani, D. G. (2002). Optimal design for the alignment of single mode fibres using thermal microactuators. 215-221. Paper presented at Conference on MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications , Shanghai, China. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.483174
Yao, J. ; Uttamchandani, D.G. / Optimal design for the alignment of single mode fibres using thermal microactuators. Paper presented at Conference on MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications , Shanghai, China.6 p.
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Yao, J & Uttamchandani, DG 2002, 'Optimal design for the alignment of single mode fibres using thermal microactuators' Paper presented at Conference on MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications , Shanghai, China, 17/10/02 - 18/10/02, pp. 215-221. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.483174

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2002. 215-221 Paper presented at Conference on MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications , Shanghai, China.

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Yao J, Uttamchandani DG. Optimal design for the alignment of single mode fibres using thermal microactuators. 2002. Paper presented at Conference on MEMS/MOEMS Technologies and Applications , Shanghai, China. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.483174