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For the first time, polarization-preserving, high-speed attenuation is available in a compact package. Boston Applied Technologies' EclipseTM series of Polarization Maintaining Variable Optical Attenuator (PM-VOA) maintains constant polarization output regardless of wavelength and level of attenuation. Based on the revolutionary OptoCeramicTM electro-optic technology, the PM-VOA achieves very high-speed performance (typical transition time of less than 30 microseconds) in a compact solid state device. For added convenience, the PM-VOA includes an integral tap/output monitor and a photodetector. This eliminates the need for an external polarization-maintaining coupler and photodetector, substantially reducing cost and space requirements.
Precise, high-speed attenuation control
Constant polarization output
Excellent optical performance
Integral optical monitor tap
All solid-state construction in a compact package
Superb temperature stability
Attributes1,2 Performance
Wavelength Range 1530~1565nm
Insertion Loss 1dB
Dynamic Range 30dB
Spectral Flatness 0.1dB @ 15dB attenuation
Extinction Ratio 0.5dB maximum 0.3dB typical

Tap Output

0.05µA/µW of output power
Input Power <500mW
Return Loss >55dB
Unless otherwise specified, all measurements are at 25oC.
Designed to meets or exceeds Telcordia GR1221 and GR1209 specifications.
Also operate in the L-Band with 0.2dB additional insertion loss.
For single-wavelength applications.
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