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Magnetostrictive Micro Mirrors for an Optical Switch Matrix
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
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Received: 18 July 2007; Accepted: 27 September 2007 / Published: 9 October 2007
Abstract: We have developed a wireless-controlled compact optical switch by siliconmicromachining techniques with DC magnetron sputtering. For the optical switchingoperation, micro mirror is designed as cantilever shape size of 5mm×800μm×50μm.TbDyFe film is sputter-deposited on the upper side of the mirror with the condition as: Argas pressure below 1.2×10-9 torr, DC input power of 180W and heating temperature of up to250°C for the wireless control of each component. Mirrors are actuated by externallyapplied magnetic fields for the micro application. Applied beam path can be changedaccording to the direction and the magnitude of applied magnetic field. Reflectivity changes,M-H curves and X-ray diffractions of sputtered mirrors are measured to determine magneto-optical, magneto-elastic properties with variation in sputtered film thickness. The deflectedangle-magnetic field characteristics of the fabricated mirror are measured.
Keywords: Optical switch; magnetostrictive mirror; TbDyFe; micromachining.
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Lee, H.-S.; Cho, C.; Cho, M.-W. Magnetostrictive Micro Mirrors for an Optical Switch Matrix. Sensors 2007, 7, 2174-2182.
Lee H-S, Cho C, Cho M-W. Magnetostrictive Micro Mirrors for an Optical Switch Matrix. Sensors. 2007; 7(10):2174-2182.
Lee, Heung-Shik; Cho, Chongdu; Cho, Myeong-Woo. 2007. "Magnetostrictive Micro Mirrors for an Optical Switch Matrix." Sensors 7, no. 10: 2174-2182.