Polarization-independent variable optical attenuator employing dye-doped (polymer/liquid-crystal) composite film for 1.5-μm optical fiber communication

Seiji Fukushima, Koki Yoshinaga, Tomohiro Hachino, Yasutaka Igarashi, Shinji Noguchi, Hiroki Higuchi, Hirotsugu Kikuchi

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Polarization-independent optical attenuation at 1.5 μm was demonstrated by using a dichroic dye-doped (polymer/liquid-crystal) composite film. The maximum attenuation of 17.1 dB was obtained when an aperture structure was introduced to block scattered light.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberAS4B.5
JournalAsia Communications and Photonics Conference, ACP
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Event2012 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, ACP 2012 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: Nov 7 2012Nov 10 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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