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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
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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, Wei Dong, Caixia Liu, Shengping Ruan, Shuang Zhang, Wenbin Guo, Dong Yang, Lin Han, and Weiyou Chen "New method of optical variable attenuator with polymer-network liquid crystals", Proc. SPIE 5279, Optical Fibers and Passive Components, (30 April 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.520385
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