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Thermally Actuated Spectroscopic Optical Switch

Abstract: 

A thermally actuated spectroscopic optical switch including reflective surfaces which are selectively moved into a position intersecting a beam of light by applying electrical or heat energy to a selected composite cantilever beam on which the reflective surface is mounted.

Patent Number: 
6,587,612
Date Of Issue: 
07/01/2003
Inventors: 

Joseph N. Mitchell;Martin Peter Wüest