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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

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.