Tunable micro-electro mechanical Fabry Perot etalon

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dc.contributor.advisor Kerekes, John
dc.contributor.author Rivas, Annette
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-03T18:51:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-03T18:51:40Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/14642
dc.description.abstract Many different devices capable of spectral wavelength collection exist. The device we propose is an array of individually tunable MEMS Fabry Perot etalons capable of scanning from 400nm to 750nm as commanded. Typically when Fabry Perot devices are used additional etalons are placed in series to reject extra modes that would otherwise be passed by a single etalon. The device that is examined rejects the extra modes without the need for an extensive filtering scheme because the optical path length is held to ½ wavelength. The device proposed is thermally actuated. It has been modeled in COMSOL and shows even rise of the top etalon mirror surface through a 175nm range of motion. The device can scan through the spectral range and back at a frequency of 100Hz. Optical performance of the device has been modeled and it does show the ability to select wavelengths throughout the entire visible range. en_US
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dc.subject Etalon en_US
dc.subject Fabry perot en_US
dc.subject Imaging array en_US
dc.subject MEMS en_US
dc.subject Microelectricalmechanical en_US
dc.subject Tunable en_US
dc.subject.lcc TK7875 .R48 2011
dc.subject.lcsh Microelectromechanical systems--Design and construction en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Imaging systems--Design and construction en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Photonics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fabry-Perot interferometers en_US
dc.title Tunable micro-electro mechanical Fabry Perot etalon en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Science en_US
dc.description.department Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science en_US

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