Micro-Optic Fiber Analog Modulators - NanoSpeed™

(ultra-fast: 200ns, nonmechanical, vibration insensitive, broad operating wavelength, low loss)

The NanoSpeed™ High-Speed Variable Optic Attenuator family features ultra-fast sub-millisecond response, nonmechanical high reliability, and a wide operating temperature range from -50°C to +90°C. These VOAs are designed to meet the most mission-critical high-speed optical switching applications. The patent-pending NanoSpeed™ VOA is nonmechanical, controlled by an electrical field inside an inorganic optical crystal to facilitate fast light intensity control. The output light intensity is highly stable against environmental variations with a compensation technique. With an integrated electronic driver, the switch is conveniently controllable by a low voltage with a speed up to 150kHz. The high-speed VOA can also be operated at a fixed 5MHz with full attenuation. With partial attenuation, the high-speed VOA can be modulated up to 500kHz.
An evaluation/development kit including a driving circuit is available for these products.