2 February 2009 Design of electrode for thermo-optic variable optical attenuator based on side polished fiber
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Base on the heat transfer theory, the thermal models of thermooptic variable optical attenuator based on side-polished fiber surrounded by thermooptic polymer with electrode inside were built. The finite element method has been used to compute and analyze thermal distributions of the thermooptic models. The thermal distributions of both the models with single stick electrode or helical electrode were analyzed in three directions. According to the analysis, the helical electrode is a suitable electrode structure for thermooptic variable optical attenuator based on side-polished fiber.
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Zhe Chen, Yingxin Zeng, "Design of electrode for thermo-optic variable optical attenuator based on side polished fiber", Proc. SPIE 7157, 2008 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Advanced Sensor Technologies and Applications, 715717 (2 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.807571; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.807571
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