etMEMS™ 9-16 Channel Variable Optical Attenuator Array

The etMEMS™ series VOA is based on a micro-electro-mechanical mechanism featuring compact design, simple construction, easy direct drive, and excellent optical performance. The etMEMS™ series VOA is compliant with the Telcordia 1209 and 1221 reliability standards. The VOA is driven by directly applying an electrical voltage.

  • Low Insertion Loss
  • High Reliability
  • Low Cost
  • Low power consumption
  • Super compact
  • Dynamic gain equalization
  • Variable MUX/DeMUX
  • Instrumentation
9~16 Channel etMEMSTM VOA array Specification Unit
Operating Wavelength 1310±50; 1550±50 nm
Insertion Loss1 ≤ 0.8 dB
Attenuation Dynamic Range > 30 dB
Polarization Dependant Loss (0~20dB) 0.2typ.;  0.5max. dB
Wavelength Dependant Loss (40nm band, 0~20dB) 0.45typ.; 0.8max. dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion ≤ 0.05 ps
Optical Cross Talk ≥ 65 dB
Attenuation Resolution Continuous dB
Response Time (0~20dB) ≤ 5 ms
Minute Return Loss (Input / Output) 45min. dB
Power Dissipation 40typ. mW/Ch
Power Consumption2 ≤ 1 W
Electric Input (DC) 5 V
Operating Temperature -5 ~ +75 oC
Storage Temperature -40 ~ +85 oC
Optical Power Handling3 ≤ 250 mW/ch
Relative Humidity Range 0 ~ 85 %
1    Without connector

2    Including control circuit

3   Total power<1W, otherwise need consider heat sink.

4   Customer may request smaller box for fewer channels.