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MULTIPLE ARRAY FULL WIDTH ELECTRO MECHANICAL MODULATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025335D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Referring to drawing Figures 1 and 2, a full width opto-mechanical modulator 5 comprised of a silicon chip 6 having dual rows or arrays 7, 8 of flexible finger-like reflectors 10 disposed thereon in staggered facing relationship to one another is provided. The surface 9 of reflectors 10 is made highly reflective. Reflectors 10 bend or deflect individually in response to the application of a predetermined potential (V) to the reflector.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

MULTIPLE ARRAY FULL WIDTH ELECTRO MECHANICAL MODULATOR U.S. CI. 350/356 Martin E. Banton
Pierre A. Lavallee
Mehdi N. Araghi
Joseph J. Daniele
Kwok-Leung Yip

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G02f 1/03

FIG I

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FIG 2

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MULTIPLE ARRAY FULL WIDTH ELECTRO MECHANICAL MODULATOR (Cont'd)

Referring to drawing Figures 1 and 2, a full width opto-mechanical modulator 5 comprised of a silicon chip 6 having dual rows or arrays 7, 8 of flexible finger-like reflectors 10 disposed thereon in staggered facing relationship to one another is provided. The surface 9 of reflectors 10 is made highly reflective. Reflectors 10 bend or deflect individually in response to the application of a predetermined potential (V) to the reflector.

Modulator 5 is placed in the path of a beam 11 of high intensity light, and potentials are selectively applied to individual reflectors 10 of the arrays 7, 8 in accordance with an image signal input to reflect light striking each reflector along either an exposure path 12 or against a beam stop 14.

320 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Volume 9 Number 5 September/October 1984

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