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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1933–1935

Beam switching with binary single-order diffractive gratings

T. Glaser, S. Schröter, and H. Bartelt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 24, pp. 1933-1935 (1998)

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A new type of a micro-optomechanical dielectric switch in free-space configuration for visible light is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The combination of scalar and rigorous diffraction analysis of Gaussian beams predicts high high switching efficiency with a single/noise ratio of better than 40 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

T. Glaser, S. Schröter, and H. Bartelt, "Beam switching with binary single-order diffractive gratings," Opt. Lett. 23, 1933-1935 (1998)

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