Theoretical and experimental analysis of side-polished fiber optofluidic variable attenuator

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Abstract

We report a broadband variable optical attenuator employing a side-polished single-mode optical fiber placed on an electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) platform. Both theoretical and experimental analysis have been carried out on this system. Experimentally, a maximum attenuation of 25 dB was obtained in the wavelength range between 1520 nm and 1560 nm. This compares to a predicted maximum theoretical attenuation of 28 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics
PublisherIEEE
Pages67-68
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780992841423
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, OMN 2014 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Aug 201421 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, OMN 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period17/08/1421/08/14

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Single mode fibers
Optical fibers
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Fibers

Keywords

  • optical attenuators
  • wetting
  • optical fibre communication

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Dudus̈, A, Blue, R, Zagnoni, M, Stewart, G & Uttamchandani, D 2014, Theoretical and experimental analysis of side-polished fiber optofluidic variable attenuator. in International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics. IEEE, pp. 67-68, 2014 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, OMN 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 17/08/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/OMN.2014.6924546

Theoretical and experimental analysis of side-polished fiber optofluidic variable attenuator. / Dudus̈, Anna; Blue, Robert; Zagnoni, Michele; Stewart, George; Uttamchandani, Deepak.

International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics. IEEE, 2014. p. 67-68.

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