We present a time-of-flight (TOF) ranging experiment based on optical mixing. The key component in this experiment is the optical (de)modulator. Consequently we also report on the design, fabrication, and characterization of a microelectromechanical system diffractive grating (de)modulator with a subwavelength period. The obtained results are an important step toward an optical mixing based TOF 3-D imaging system, which we will further develop in our future work
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1827-1829
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume20
Issue number21-24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008

    Research areas

  • Microelectromechanical devices, optical modulation, 3-D imaging, time-of-flight

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