1 June 2006 Fiber optic variable attenuator using a thermal lens induced in a dichroic polarizer
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Abstract
A fiber optic variable attenuator using a dichroic polarizer sheet illuminated by a heating beam is described. The light absorbed by the polarizer induces a thermal lens, which allows one to control the amount of light to be coupled into an optical fiber. Some experiments demonstrating the thermal lens action are presented.
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Jose A. Ferrari, Jose A. Ferrari, Erna M. Frins, Erna M. Frins, Eugenio Garbusi, Eugenio Garbusi, Matthias Korn, Matthias Korn, } "Fiber optic variable attenuator using a thermal lens induced in a dichroic polarizer," Optical Engineering 45(6), 065001 (1 June 2006). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2212787 . Submission:
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