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Variable fiber optic attenuator using a bulk-micromachined deformable micromirror
Author(s): Muhammad Junaid Mughal; Nabeel Agha Riza
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Paper Abstract

A compact fiber variable optical attenuator (VOA) with <1-dB insertion loss and >25-dB dynamic range is proposed and demonstrated at the 1550-nm band using a fiber collimator lens and a bulk-micromachined deformable micromirror. Three versatile VOA designs are presented that exploit the principle of 3-D beam spoiling to achieve broadband polarization insensitive attenuation using simple single-drive controls.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2004
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(10) doi: 10.1117/1.1786940
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 10
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Muhammad Junaid Mughal, Nuonics, Inc. (United States)
Nabeel Agha Riza, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

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