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Polymer-based multiport variable optical attenuator with low insertion loss
Author(s): Tony C. Kowalczyk
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a polymer waveguide-based thermo-optic variable optical attenuator array with 30dB dynamic range that requires less than 20mW of drive power to achieve 30dB of attenuation. The design offers low insertion loss and low polarization dependent loss. We also present simulation results that show good agreement with measured data and which thus permit to optimize the device performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4642, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices IV, (13 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470455
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Tony C. Kowalczyk, Gemfire Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4642:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices IV
Bernard Kippelen; Donal D. C. Bradley, Editor(s)

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