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Integrated Optic Variable Polarizer
Author(s): R . C. Gauthier; B. E. Paton; J. Chrostowski; M. Fontaine; M. Cada
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Paper Abstract

An integrated optic polarizer/attenuator based on the selective removal of the TM component of guided light by a drop of mercury serving as a metallic cladding is presented. The position of the liquid metal with respect to the guide can be changed by many techniques, such as electro-wetting. Theoretical predictions and experimental results are discussed along with potential applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0835, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering V, (10 March 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942317
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R . C. Gauthier, National Research Council (Canada)
B. E. Paton, Dalhousie University (Canada)
J. Chrostowski, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
M. Fontaine, Universite du Quebec A Hull (Canada)
M. Cada, Department of Electrical Engineering (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0835:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering V
Mark A. Mentzer, Editor(s)

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