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Our MEMS Optical Modulators have proven versatility across various applications, and device performance can be customized to user specifications. The details listed (left) describe a default set-up device created for research within a laboratory setting.
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Optical Modulator Specifications
Analog step feature
Aperture*: 8.5 mm
Zero group velocity dispersion (GVD)
Surface Finish: <6 nm
RMS Switching speed: as low as 3µs
* Custom-sized apertures available upon request
Broadband Optical Modulator for intensity modulation.
The modulator is a reflective diffraction grating with controllable groove depth. It is capable of far field intensity modulation of a reflected laser beam by varying between an unpowered flat mirror-state and a powered diffractive state either gradually or in a binary fashion. The device design is based on BMC’s heritage deformable mirror technology that uses hysteresis-free electrostatic actuators to deform a continuous mirror facesheet. The device microfabrication process has the purpose of producing optical modulators in a cost-effective manner using commercial semiconductor batch processing techniques.