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Variable Optical Attenuator

Photonics.com
Nov 2009
Santec Corp.Request Info
 
KOMAKI, AICHI, Japan, Nov. 19, 2009 – Santec Corp. has announced the availability of a new variable optical attenuator with low wavelength dependence. It is designed for applications where multiple wavelengths are attenuated simultaneously in a dense wavelength division multiplexing-type transmission system.
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A typical example is providing gain control for an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. The low power-consuming device is a modified version of the company’s MOVA-1 microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based variable optical attenuator.

It is compact, low cost and electronically adjustable using a simple analog voltage. It has an attenuation range of up to 40 dB, a response time of <10 ms, low insertion loss and low polarization dependence. It is fully qualified to Telcordia GR-1221 and GR-63.

The RoHS-compliant attenuator is suitable for use in power control and equalization in multichannel systems, electronically adjustable, analog voltage, Telcordia GR-1221, GR-63

For more information, visit: www.santec.com  

Santec Corp.
5823 Ohkusa-Nenjyozaka
Komaki, Aichi 485-0802
Japan
Phone: +81 568 79 3535
Fax: +81 568 79 3548


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