We show that direct UV writing of waveguides is suitable for mass production of variable optical attenuators with low insertion loss, low PDL and high dynamic range. The fabrication setup is robust, providing good device performance over a period of many months without maintenance.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
M. Svalgaard and K. Færch, "UV written variable optical attenuator," in Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper TuA5.
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