MEMS Variable Fiber Optic Attenuators (VOAs)

Based on proprietary Si micro-machined VOA chips, Photonwares’ s MEMS Electrical Fiber Optic Attenuator family features industry-leading performance in low insertion loss, low WDL/PDL, and low cost. Our MEMS VOAs are conveniently controllable by directly applying a voltage. The MEMS VOA series is in full compliance with the Telcordia 1209 and 1221 reliability standards. We offer a wide range of configurations covering single-mode, multimode, and polarization-maintaining, single-channel, multi-channel, and integrated tap versions. Single-crystal silicon is an ideal material for miniature mechanical devices with its excellent mechanical properties: virtually no hysteresis, little fatigue to ensure service lifetimes over trillions of flexing cycles without breaking. The lightweight and thin format enables optic devices with improved vibration resistance and compactness.