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Title: Micro electro mechanical system optical switching

Abstract

The present disclosure includes apparatus, system, and method embodiments that provide micro electo mechanical system optical switching and methods of manufacturing switches. For example, one optical switch embodiment includes at least one micro electro mechanical system type pivot mirror structure disposed along a path of an optical signal, the structure having a mirror and an actuator, and the mirror having a pivot axis along a first edge and having a second edge rotatable with respect to the pivot axis, the mirror being capable of and arranged to be actuated to pivot betweeen a position parallel to a plane of an optical signal and a position substantially normal to the plane of the optical signal.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SNL (Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1110774
Patent Number(s):
8,611,706
Application Number:
12/291,428
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Thorson, Kevin J, Stevens, Rick C, Kryzak, Charles J, Leininger, Brian S, Kornrumpf, William P, Forman, Glenn A, Iannotti, Joseph A, Spahn, Olga B, Cowan, William D, and Dagel, Daryl J. Micro electro mechanical system optical switching. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Thorson, Kevin J, Stevens, Rick C, Kryzak, Charles J, Leininger, Brian S, Kornrumpf, William P, Forman, Glenn A, Iannotti, Joseph A, Spahn, Olga B, Cowan, William D, & Dagel, Daryl J. Micro electro mechanical system optical switching. United States.
Thorson, Kevin J, Stevens, Rick C, Kryzak, Charles J, Leininger, Brian S, Kornrumpf, William P, Forman, Glenn A, Iannotti, Joseph A, Spahn, Olga B, Cowan, William D, and Dagel, Daryl J. Tue . "Micro electro mechanical system optical switching". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1110774.
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title = {Micro electro mechanical system optical switching},
author = {Thorson, Kevin J and Stevens, Rick C and Kryzak, Charles J and Leininger, Brian S and Kornrumpf, William P and Forman, Glenn A and Iannotti, Joseph A and Spahn, Olga B and Cowan, William D and Dagel, Daryl J},
abstractNote = {The present disclosure includes apparatus, system, and method embodiments that provide micro electo mechanical system optical switching and methods of manufacturing switches. For example, one optical switch embodiment includes at least one micro electro mechanical system type pivot mirror structure disposed along a path of an optical signal, the structure having a mirror and an actuator, and the mirror having a pivot axis along a first edge and having a second edge rotatable with respect to the pivot axis, the mirror being capable of and arranged to be actuated to pivot betweeen a position parallel to a plane of an optical signal and a position substantially normal to the plane of the optical signal.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {12}
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