etMEMS™ Mini Variable Optical Attenuator

The etMEMS™ Series VOA is based on a patented micro-electro-mechanical mechanism featuring compact design, high reliability, direct drive, and excellent optical performance. The MM series VOA is compliant with the Telcordia 1209 and 1221 reliability standards.

The VOA is available in either normally-open or normally-closed configurations. The VOA is driven by applying an electrical voltage.

  • Compact
  • Low Cost
  • High Reliability
  • Low IL, PDL, WDL & TDL
  • Low Power Consumption

 

  • Power Control
  • Power Regulate
  • Channel Balance
  • Instrumentation
etMEMSTM Series VOA Min Typical Max Unit
Wavelength   1310±50 / 1480±50  / 1550±50 nm
Insertion Loss1 0.5 0.8 dB
Attenuation Range 25 30 dB
Polarization Dependent Loss @10dB 0.15 0.3 dB
@20dB 0.25 0.5 dB
Wavelength Dependent Loss @10dB 0.2 0.4 dB
@20dB 0.4 0.7 dB
Temperature Dependent Loss2 @10dB 0.4 0.7 dB
@20dB 0.8 1.2 dB
Attenuation Resolution Continuous
Polarization Mode Dispersion 0.01 0.05 ps
Return Loss 45 dB
Repeatability 0.1 dB
Response Time 3 6 ms
Driving Voltage3 4.5 5.2⁴ V
Device Resistance 100 ohm
Power Consumption3 80 130 mW
Optical Power Handling 300 500 mW
Operating Temperature -5 75 oC
Storage Temperature -40 85 oC
Reliability           Telcordia 1209 and 1221
Fiber Type Corning SMF28 or equivalent
    Notes:
1.      Excluding connectors
2.   Reference to room temperature
3.     For full dynamic range. Other drive voltages available
4. Over this value will damage the device
MM VOA Pigtail Min Typical Max Unit
Wavelength C-Band nm
Insertion Loss1 0.2 0.4 dB
Attenuation Range 25 dB
Attenuation Resolution Continuous
Return Loss2 30 dB
Response Time 2 5 ms
Driving voltage2 4 5 V
Resistance3 85 100 ohm
Power consumption2 80 130 mW
Optical Power Handling 10 15 dBm
Operating Temperature -5 75 oC
Storage Temperature -40 85 oC
Fiber Type 0.9mm, UL94 V-0 Hytrel Yellow, SM28e, Tight Buffered fiber
Fiber Length 1.1 1.3 1.5 m
Package Dimension See drawing below mm
    Notes:
1.      Excluding connectors
2.     For full dynamic range.
3.   No voltage applied at room temperature