AFL Launches Rugged VOA

AFL launches rugged, easy-to-use variable optical attenuator

June 21, 2011

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- AFL is launching the new NOYES® VOA6-SM Variable Optical Attenuator. Designed for telecom and broadband link activation tasks, the VOA6-SM allows the user to "dial in" attenuation values for the purpose of confirming optical link budgets and operating margins or for determining the optical padding value required to match power levels.

Unlike other VOAs in its price range, the 45 dB Optical Return Loss of the VOA6‑SM makes it the best choice for use with DFB-based transmitters and other devices that can be damaged or degraded by higher levels of reflected power. The VOA6‑SM is calibrated at 1310, 1490, 1550 and 1625 nm, making it ideal for FTTx and other single-mode fiber applications.

"The VOA6-SM was developed to give our customers an alternative to complex and costly laboratory-grade Variable Optical Attenuators," said George Rose, general manager of AFL's Test and Inspection Division. "Its simplicity minimizes training and speeds deployment while its thumbwheel attenuation control allows precise, one-hand operation. We are delighted with the response we have received thus far from our customers."

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