etMEMS™ Ultra Mini Variable Optical Attenuator

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The etMEMS™ Series VOA is based on a proprietary micro-electro-mechanical mechanism featuring compact design, high reliability, and excellent optical performance. The 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.

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

 

  • Power Control
  • Power Regulate
  • Channel Balance
  • Instrumentation

 

MM Series VOA Min Typical Max Unit
Central Wavelength   1310±50 / 1480±50  / 1550±50 nm
Insertion Loss[1] 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 Loss[2] @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 Voltage at 10 dB attenuation 3 V
Driving Voltage at 30 dB attenuation 5 5.2[3] V
Device Resistance 100 ohm
Power Consumption[4] 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
Package Dimension See drawing below mm
    Notes:
1.    Excluding connectors
2.   Reference to room temperature
3.   Over this value will damage the device
4.   For full dynamic range.