Materials, Photonic Devices, and Sensors

Fabrication of transmissive dielectric elastomer actuator driven tunable optical gratings with improved tunability

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Manu Bala Krishnan, Shanti Bhattacharya

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036, India

Samuel Rosset, Herbert R. Shea

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Microsystems for Space Technologies Laboratory, 2002 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Opt. Eng. 55(4), 047104 (Apr 12, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.OE.55.4.047104
History: Received December 17, 2015; Accepted March 18, 2016
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Abstract.  We present an electrically actuated tunable optical grating based on dielectric elastomer actuators. A simple fabrication protocol is presented, which integrates the grating with the actuating mechanism both made of soft elastomers, improving the tunability of the grating. The device is designed to be operated in the transmission mode. It exhibits a continuous period tunability of 34.4% at an actuation voltage of 5.5 kV, which is an improvement over reported tunable optical gratings.

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Manu Bala Krishnan ; Samuel Rosset ; Shanti Bhattacharya and Herbert R. Shea
"Fabrication of transmissive dielectric elastomer actuator driven tunable optical gratings with improved tunability", Opt. Eng. 55(4), 047104 (Apr 12, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.4.047104


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