30 April 2004 New method of optical variable attenuator with polymer-network liquid crystals
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Proceedings Volume 5279, Optical Fibers and Passive Components; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.520385
Event: Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications, 2003, Wuhan, China
The optical variable attenuators (VOA) play important roles in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmutation systems, this paper describes a new type variable optical attenuator made by using fiber U-grooves in silicon wafer and polymer-network liquid crystal. Fibers are placed in the U-grooves of silicon wafer, and the polymer-network liquid crystal is filled in the gaps between the ends of the docking fibers. The paper explains the principle of the attenuator operation and presents experimental method in laboratory.
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Xindong Zhang, Xindong Zhang, Wei Dong, Wei Dong, Caixia Liu, Caixia Liu, Shengping Ruan, Shengping Ruan, Shuang Zhang, Shuang Zhang, Wenbin Guo, Wenbin Guo, Dong Yang, Dong Yang, Lin Han, Lin Han, Weiyou Chen, Weiyou Chen, } "New method of optical variable attenuator with polymer-network liquid crystals", Proc. SPIE 5279, Optical Fibers and Passive Components, (30 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.520385; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.520385


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