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Boston Applied Technologies' Acrobat™ series of Polarization Controller, or polarization transformer, converts any input state of polarization to any selectable output state of polarization by the application of voltage to independently controlled retardation plates. The device uses OptoCeramicTM electro-optic materials to enable high-speed, solid-state polarization conversions in a compact package. Options include printed circuit board mounted voltage drivers as well as complete packaged system for easy lab bench operation.

High speed
Low loss
Solid state
Meets or exceeds Telcordia GR1221 and GR1209 specifications
Attributes1,2 Performance
Wavelength Range3 1530~1565nm, 1570~1610nm
Insertion Loss2 1dB max, <0.8dB typical
Speed4 <15µs
Input Power5 <500mW
Polarization Mode Dispersion 0.05ps
Polarization Dependent Loss <0.1dB
Return Loss >55dB
Activation Loss 0.1dB
Power Consumption6 600mW typical
Operating Temperature Range 0 to 70oC
Storage Temperature Range -40 to 85oC
Dimensions 22.3 x 11 x 7.8mm3
Unless otherwise specified, all measurements are at 25oC and 1550nm.
2. For all wavelengths with zero volts drive.
3. 1310nm and other wavelength also available.
4. The optical response time of a single plate to a change of zero to V(π )
5. Up to 2.7W input power was tested on VATI's devices.
6. Includes voltage drivers used in the PCM420.
6F Gill Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Tel: 781-935 2800

Fax: 781-935 2860