Title

Hybrid analog-digital MEMS fiber-optic variable attenuator

Authors

Authors

N. A. Riza;F. N. Ghauri

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett.

Keywords

digital micromirror device (DMD); fiber-optics; test and measurement; variable optical attenuator (VOA); Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics; Physics, Applied

Abstract

To the best of our knowledge, this letter demonstrates the first hybrid analog-digital design fiber-optic variable optical attenuator (VOA) that can simultaneously provide high dynamic range as well as super resolution attenuation controls. The demonstrated VOA shows an 81-dB controlled dynamic range, a <0.1-dB resolution, a 2.25-dB optical loss, a <0.05-dB polarization-dependant loss, and C-band operations. The VOA is suited for optical test and instrument applications.

Journal Title

Ieee Photonics Technology Letters

Volume

17

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

124

Last Page

126

WOS Identifier

WOS:000226063700041

ISSN

1041-1135

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