Mar. 2, 2006 — Lightconnect, a supplier of MEMS optical components, announced a new variable optical attenuator with polarization maintaining fiber for power control and receiver protection in next generation optical networks.
The company says its new FVOA5200 has good reliability and uses the same compact package as that of the Lightconnect FVOA5000, which passed over 5000 hours of damp heat testing.
The VOA is available with Panda 250 micron, Panda 400 micron fiber or similar fiber. It has a dynamic range greater than 50dB (typical), with either normally bright or dark configurations and it consumes less than 0.5 mW of electrical power, according to a Lightconnect release.