Radiation switching arrangement with moving deflecting element
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Citation (published version)Greg Blonder. "Radiation switching arrangement with moving deflecting element." U.S. Patent 4,932,745-A.
A three or four-port electromagnetic radiation signal beam switching arrangement, such as for simple optical re-routing or for Local Area Network (LAN) loop switching, is achieved with a moving deflecting element having a planar deflecting surface that is constrained to move parallel to itself, into and out of the signal beam. The arrangement can be fabricated in a silicon optical workbench technology.