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Preparation of polymer liquid crystal material for use in the variable optical attenuator
Author(s): Xin-Dong Zhang; Wei Dong; Caixia Liu; Dong Yang; Shengping Ruan; Shuang Zhang; Wen-Bin Guo; Lin Han; Wei-you Chen
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Paper Abstract

The variable optical attenuator (VOA) has played very important roles in wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) systems, it is an essential optical component aimed to continuously adjust the optical power transmitting in optical networks. In this paper, we began to study a new type of variable optical attenuator using polymer liquid crystal material. We hanged the liquid crystal technologies and MEMS technologies together to design variable optical attenuator. This paper describes the methods and process of the preparation of polymer liquid crystal material, presents some experimental results obtained in laboratory.

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Date Published: 10 January 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5623, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices, (10 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.575485
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Xin-Dong Zhang, Jilin Univ. (China)
Wei Dong, Jilin Univ. (China)
Caixia Liu, Jilin Univ. (China)
Dong Yang, Jilin Univ. (China)
Shengping Ruan, Jilin Univ. (China)
Shuang Zhang, Jilin Univ. (China)
Wen-Bin Guo, Jilin Univ. (China)
Lin Han, Jilin Univ. (China)
Wei-you Chen, Jilin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5623:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices
Yan Sun; Shuisheng Jian; Sang Bae Lee; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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