MEMS variable optical attenuator using low driving voltage for DWDM systems

Xuming Zhang, A. Q. Liu, Chao Lu, D. Y. Tang

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A silicon microelectromechanical system (MEMS) variable optical attenuator with fibre connection is reported. The device requires only 8 V driving voltage. It has only 1.5 dB insertion loss, but 45 dB dynamic range, 37 ms response time, and 0.9 dB wavelength dependence loss over the C-band (1528-1561 nm).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-383
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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