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  • Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference
  • Technical Digest (CD) (Optica Publishing Group, 2005),
  • paper OTuD3

Ultra small and low power consumption 8ch variable optical attenuator multiplexer (V-AWG) using multi-chip PLC integration technology

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Abstract

We have developed an ultra small 8 ch variable optical attenuator multiplexer (V-AWG) with excellent optical performance using multi-chip planar lightwave circuit (PLC) technology. The insertion loss is 5.0 dB for a flat-top spectrum and the polarization dependent loss (PDL) at 15 dB attenuation is 0.4 dB. The module is 70 × 45 × 14 mm including the control board and this is 1/20 the size of a multi source agreement (MSA) type V-AWG. Moreover, the total power consumption of this 8ch module is only 0.8 W.

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