Microwave tunable Fabry-Perot interferometer and a method for producing the same

Martti Blomberg (Inventor)

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The invention relates to controllable Fabry-Perot interferometers which are produced with micromechanical (MEMS) technology. Micromechanical interferometers of the prior art have a disadvantage of significantly attenuating infrared radiation. In the inventive solution there is a gap in at least one mirror, serving as a layer of the mirror. The other layers of the mirrors can be made of polycrystalline silicon, which has a negligible attenuation at the infrared range. It is also preferable to provide a hole or a recess in a substrate at the optical area of the interferometer.

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Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS2012181647
IPCH01L 31/ 18 A I
Priority date24/09/10
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2012
MoE publication typeH1 Granted patent


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