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David Sherrer
Dan A Steinberg, David W Sherrer: Optical waveguide switch. Shipley Company L L C, Niels Haun, Jonathan D Baskin, November 30, 2004: US06826324 (6 worldwide citation)

An optical switch includes a first wavedguide holding member and a second waveguide holding member disposed on a substrate. The first waveguide holding member moves relative to the second waveguide holding member. A movement guiding member guides the motion of the first waveguide holding member and ...


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David Sherrer
Dan A Steinberg, David W Sherrer: Optical waveguide switch. Jones Volentine, November 15, 2001: US20010041026-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

An optical switch includes a first wavedguide holding member and a second waveguide holding member disposed on a substrate. The first waveguide holding member moves relative to the second waveguide holding member. A movement guiding member guides the motion of the first waveguide holding member and ...


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David Sherrer
Dan A Steinberg, David W Sherrer: Optical waveguide switch. Jones Volentine, February 28, 2002: US20020025104-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A first waveguide holding member has a principal surface which confronts the principal surface of a second waveguide holding member. Each principal surface has a stepped configuration defined by an upper surface region, a lower surface region and a transverse region which separates the upper and low ...


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David Sherrer
Dan A Steinberg, John J Fisher, David W Sherrer, Mindaugas F Dautartas, William T Stacy: Optical waveguide switch. Shipley Company L L C, Niels Haun, Jonathan D Baskin, January 11, 2005: US06842552 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an optical switch. The switch includes a substrate and a first waveguide holding member. The switch also includes a second waveguide holding member disposed over the substrate and movable relative to the first waveguide holding member to provide a switching function. A ...


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David Sherrer
Dan A Steinberg, David W Sherrer: Optical waveguide switch having stepped waveguide holding member. Shipley Company L L C, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, October 14, 2003: US06633691

A first waveguide holding member has a principal surface which confronts the principal surface of a second waveguide holding member. Each principal surface has a stepped configuration defined by an upper surface region, a lower surface region and a transverse region which separates the upper and low ...


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George H B Thompson: Variable optical coupler. International Standard Electric Corporation, John T O Halloran, Peter C Van Der Sluys, Vincent Ingrassia, August 24, 1976: US03976358 (95 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an optical waveguide switch and directional coupler providing variable coupling between two optical fibers. The coupler is fabricated in semiconductive material such as GaAs or GaAlAs. A double heterostructure is used having a higher index of refraction middle layer. Optica ...


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Olga B Spahn, Charles T Sullivan, Ernest J Garcia: Compound semiconductor optical waveguide switch. Sandia Corporation, John P Hohimer, June 10, 2003: US06577785 (63 worldwide citation)

An optical waveguide switch is disclosed which is formed from III-V compound semiconductors and which has a moveable optical waveguide with a cantilevered portion that can be bent laterally by an integral electrostatic actuator to route an optical signal (i.e. light) between the moveable optical wav ...


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O Glenn Ramer: High switching frequency optical waveguide switch, modulator, and filter devices. Hughes Aircraft Company, V D Duraiswamy, A W Karambelas, July 14, 1987: US04679893 (37 worldwide citation)

An optical device, capable of being variously optimized so as to have the characteristics of a switch, modulator, and filter, is disclosed. The device is obtained by providing first and second optical channel waveguides generally parallel one another at a surface of an electro-optic substrate, the w ...


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Martinus B J Diemeer: Electro-optical component and method for making the same. Koninklijke PTT Nederland, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, May 21, 1991: US05016959 (20 worldwide citation)

A light conducting layer is formed from a poleable or poled glassy polymer material, which has an e/o activity which is definitively destructable under ionizing radiation. A selective irradiation under a parallel beam will give sharp transitions from and e/o active area (or an area which can still b ...


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Ingo Baumann, Reinhard Marz, Hartmut Schneider: Thermo-optical waveguide switch. Optun, Eitan Pearl Latzer & Cohen Zedek, January 25, 2005: US06847750 (19 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a thermo-optical waveguide switch which is located on a substrate. Said switch comprises a glass layer, through which a waveguide extends. A hollow chamber which lies beneath the waveguide thermally decouples the latter from the substrate. At least two supports are located i ...