Molecular Optoelectronics introduces its first commercial product

June 1, 1998
After years as a source of developmental fiberoptic devices for the US government, Molecular Optoelectronics Corp. (MOEC; Watervliet, NY) has released its first commercial product, an electronically controlled, fiberoptic variable attenuator. The attenuator is aimed at the rapidly expanding dense wavelength-division-multiplexing device market. It is made by flexing a fiber to a precise radius of curvature and removing the cladding by polishing--thereby creating a window into the fiber core. The

Molecular Optoelectronics introduces its first commercial product

After years as a source of developmental fiberoptic devices for the US government, Molecular Optoelectronics Corp. (MOEC; Watervliet, NY) has released its first commercial product, an electronically controlled, fiberoptic variable attenuator. The attenuator is aimed at the rapidly expanding dense wavelength-division-multiplexing device market. It is made by flexing a fiber to a precise radius of curvature and removing the cladding by polishing--thereby creating a window into the fiber core. The light that escapes enters an optically designed polymer that is overlaid onto the window and can be controlled electronically to affect the attenuation. MOEC is also working on a fiberoptic amplifier operating in the 1310-nm-wavelength window.

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