A Latching , Bistable Optical Fiber Switch Combining Liga Technology with Micromachined Permanent Magnets

@inproceedings{Fischer2001AL,
  title={A Latching , Bistable Optical Fiber Switch Combining Liga Technology with Micromachined Permanent Magnets},
  author={Kevin Fischer and Bidhan P Chaudhuri and Shamus McNamara and Henry Guckel and Yogesh Gianchandani and Don Novotny},
  year={2001}
}
A bi-directional, latching microactuator which combines the use of micromachined permanent magnets and electromagnets has been developed. The device is fabricated primarily from Ni/Fe permalloy using LIGA technology, whereas the permanent magnets are cut from NdFeB using micro-electro discharge machining. The permanent magnets allow the actuator to operate with zero standby power. The device offers very high throw and high force output with sub-micron positioning accuracy. It latches in both… CONTINUE READING