MEMS 9-16 Channel Variable Optical Attenuator Array

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(world's smallest size, ultra high reliability)

The MEMS 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 arraySpecificationUnit
Operating Wavelength1310±50; 1550±50nm
Insertion Loss1≤ 0.8dB
Attenuation Dynamic Range> 30dB
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≤ 0.05ps
Optical Cross Talk≥ 65dB
Attenuation ResolutionContinuousdB
Response Time (0~20dB)≤ 5ms
Minute Return Loss (Input / Output)45min.dB
Power Dissipation40typ.mW/Ch
Power Consumption2≤ 1W
Electric Input (DC)5V
Operating Temperature-5 ~ +75oC
Storage Temperature-40 ~ +85oC
Optical Power Handling3≤ 250mW/ch
Relative Humidity Range0 ~ 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.


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