Abstract

A passive, bulk device that monitors two orthogonal polarizations simultaneously is described. The amount of power that can be diverted to the monitoring ports can be varied from 0 to 100%. A single device is capable of monitoring multiple inputs independently. We also discuss other potential applications, which include a simple optical tap and a polarization-independent variable attenuator.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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