MOEC unveils variable optical attenuators

March 14, 2001
Mar. 14, 2001--Molecular OptoElectronics Corporation, a manufacturer of Electronic Variable Optical Attenuators (EVOAs) for fiber optic systems, announced the availability of two new additions to its Shadow EVOA line.

Molecular OptoElectronics Corporation (MOEC), a manufacturer of Electronic Variable Optical Attenuators (EVOAs) for fiber optic systems, announced the availability of two new additions to its Shadow EVOA line: the Shadow L-Band EVOA and the Shadow High Power EVOA.

These products will allow system designers to effectively control signal power in optical networking systems. The Shadow L-Band EVOA meets the demands of DWDM system designers who wish to expand channel capacity by extending their capabilities into the longer wavelengths of the L-band. In addition to the insertion loss, low back-reflection and high dynamic range of the other Shadow series EVOAs, the L-band product offers low wavelength dependence throughout the 1570-1604 nm range.

The Shadow High Power EVOA is capable of handling up to 1 Watt, making it suitable for the high input optical powers in Raman amplifier applications and in free-space point-to-point laser communication systems. The unit's ultra-low insertion loss offers system designers expanded power budgets and enhances system economics by conserving precious photons.

The L-Band and High Power units join MOEC's Shadow series of EVOAs, which includes the C-Band, Narrowband, and Shutter devices. All of MOEC's Shadow attenuators boast compact packaging, no moving parts, large dynamic range of up to 40 dB, and low insertion loss of less than 0.15 dB.

About MOEC:

MOEC is a technology company that designs, manufactures and delivers innovative optical components that improve the performance of fiber optic-based networks. MOEC focuses on optical power management, with an emphasis on metropolitan optical networks. For more information, visit www.moec.com.