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Title: Latching micro optical switch

Abstract

An optical switch reliably maintains its on or off state even when subjected to environments where the switch is bumped or otherwise moved. In addition, the optical switch maintains its on or off state indefinitely without requiring external power. External power is used only to transition the switch from one state to the other. The optical switch is configured with a fixed optical fiber and a movable optical fiber. The movable optical fiber is guided by various actuators in conjunction with a latching mechanism that configure the switch in one position that corresponds to the on state and in another position that corresponds to the off state.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SNL-A (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083969
Patent Number(s):
8,447,148
Application Number:
13/075,004
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Garcia, Ernest J, and Polosky, Marc A. Latching micro optical switch. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Garcia, Ernest J, & Polosky, Marc A. Latching micro optical switch. United States.
Garcia, Ernest J, and Polosky, Marc A. Tue . "Latching micro optical switch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083969.
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abstractNote = {An optical switch reliably maintains its on or off state even when subjected to environments where the switch is bumped or otherwise moved. In addition, the optical switch maintains its on or off state indefinitely without requiring external power. External power is used only to transition the switch from one state to the other. The optical switch is configured with a fixed optical fiber and a movable optical fiber. The movable optical fiber is guided by various actuators in conjunction with a latching mechanism that configure the switch in one position that corresponds to the on state and in another position that corresponds to the off state.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {5}
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