We have fabricated a 512-pixel liquid crystal VOA with biased PWM based on liquid crystal on silicon, using ITiO as a common electrode. The VOA is suitable for making tunable filters with low driver voltage.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
M. Ide, Y. Hosaka, A. Suguro, A. Shiraishi, Y. Abe, T. Nakayama, and H. Yokozuka, " A Pixelized VOA Based on Liquid Crystal on Silicon," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OFD5.
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