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Measurements on variable optical attenuator based on ion-exchange waveguides in glass
Author(s): Tali Hurvitz; Shlomo Ruschin; David Brooks; Gilad Hurvitz; Eli Arad
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Paper Abstract

Various measurements on Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA) based on ion-exchange waveguides in glass are presented. A Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) was fabricated, and a thermo-optical effect was reached via heating electrodes besides the waveguides. The insertion loss (IL) of the device was 1dB, the dynamic range was 38dB and maximal power consumption was 138mW. Study concluded on the polarization origin allowed reduction of Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL) to 0.2dB/0.6dB at 10dB/20dB attenuations respectively

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5350, Optical Components and Materials, (14 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.562201
Show Author Affiliations
Tali Hurvitz, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Color-Chip Ltd. (Israel)
Shlomo Ruschin, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Color-Chip Ltd. (Israel)
David Brooks, Color-Chip, Ltd. (Israel)
Gilad Hurvitz, Color-Chip, Ltd. (Israel)
Eli Arad, Color-Chip, Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5350:
Optical Components and Materials
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang, Editor(s)

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