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Variable optical attenuator using linear micro-actuators
Author(s): Fumikazu Oohira; Takashi Matsui; Maho Hosogi; Akihiro Iino
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Paper Abstract

A variable optical attenuator (VOA) is a tunable device that can control the amount of the attenuation of the laser power in the optical communication systems. We proposed a new construction of the VOA composed of lenses and fibers and micro-actuators, which are very simple and easy to assemble. By the constructed devices, the good optical characteristics such as an insertion loss, a wavelength dependency and dynamic range are confirmed experimentally.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5604, Optomechatronic Micro/Nano Components, Devices, and Systems, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.570627
Show Author Affiliations
Fumikazu Oohira, Kagawa Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Matsui, Kagawa Univ. (Japan)
Maho Hosogi, Kagawa Univ. (Japan)
Akihiro Iino, Seiko Instruments Inc. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5604:
Optomechatronic Micro/Nano Components, Devices, and Systems
Yoshitada Katagiri, Editor(s)

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