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Side-polished fiber optofluidic attenuator based on electrowetting-on-dielectric actuation

Duduś, Anna A. and Blue, Robert R. and Zagnoni, Michele M. and Uttamchandani, Deepak G. D.G. (2013) Side-polished fiber optofluidic attenuator based on electrowetting-on-dielectric actuation. In: International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), 2013. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 95-96. ISBN 9781479915125

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We report for the first time a broadband variable optical attenuator employing a side-polished single-mode optical fiber integrated on an electrowetting-on-dielectric platform. This in-line fiber optic device has the advantage of no moving mechanical parts and lends itself to miniaturization.