Electronics and MEMS


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Electronics and MEMS
1010606Electronics and MEMSWhile it is possible to conceive of an approach to optical telecom systems that uses large lasers, complex and power-consumptive switches, and other nonminiaturized components, today’s hybrid approach to system development is clearly on the right path. It would be prohibitively expensive to base conventional large macro-optics in telco hotels and switching stations. One can only imagine the size and complexity of a conventional (non-MEMS) optical bench to switch 300 laser lines from a cable of just 24 fibers to another cable of 24 fibers, or a spectrometer to monitor 300 laser lines from multiple fibers. By emplo…
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John Lester Miller: Optical Communications Rules of Thumb. Electronics and MEMS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export