Variable optical attenuator from Santec has 40 dB attenuation range

July 15, 2010
A variable optical attenuator with low wavelength dependence is designed specifically for applications where multiple wavelengths are attenuated simultaneously in a DWDM type transmission system.

A variable optical attenuator with low wavelength dependence is designed specifically for applications where multiple wavelengths are attenuated simultaneously in a DWDM type transmission system. It has an attenuation range up to 40 dB, a response time of less than 10 ms, low insertion loss, and low polarization dependence (PDL). It is fully qualified to Telcordia GR-1221.
Santec
Komaki, Japan
[email protected]

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PRESS RELEASE

MEMS based Variable Optical Attenuator with Low WDL [MOVA-1]

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Santec, a leading manufacturer of optical components for the fiber optics and telecommunications industries, announces the availability of a new Variable Optical Attenuator with extremely low wavelength dependence.
The product is designed specifically for applications where multiple wavelengths are attenuated simultaneously in a DWDM type transmission system. A typical example is in an EDFA type amplifier. Santec's device is a modified version of its popular MOVA-1, MEMS based variable optical attenuator. The device is compact, low cost, and electronically adjustable using a simple analogue voltage. It has an attenuation range up to 40dB, a response time of <10ms, low insertion loss and low polarization dependence (PDL). It is fully qualified to TelcordiaGR-1221.

Features
Low loss, Low PDL, and Low Power Consumption
Up to 40dB Attenuation range
Compact Package
Telcordia GR-1221, GR-63 Qualified
RoHS Compliant

Applications
Gain Control for EDFA amplifier
Power Control and Equalization in Multichannel Systems

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