Kotura Launches Ultra VOA

Kotura announces Ultra Variable Optical Attenuator in a small form pluggable package

August 8, 2012

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MONTEREY PARK, Calif. -- Expanding the application space for silicon photonics, silicon photonics innovator Kotura, Inc. today announced a new Ultra Variable Optical Attenuator Module in a pluggable Small Form Package (SFP-VOA). The new product integrates an optical power monitor function to provide feedback to the Ultra VOA in a control loop design.

Based upon silicon photonics, Kotura's Ultra VOAs have very fast response times, typically less than one microsecond. The high-speed performance enables functions such as signal modulation, transient suppression and fast power control in WDM agile networks. Highly reliable, Kotura VOAs have no moving parts and have logged more than one billion device hours in optical networks around the world.

"Customers like the option of an industry standard pluggable package," said Xavier Clairardin, vice president of product marketing at Kotura. "Our Ultra VOAs are already among the most widely used in the industry. The 20-pin SFP package means that designers can better utilize board space by moving the attenuation function to the front panel. Our new product meets the growing trend towards pluggable optics in telecommunications equipment designs."

Kotura Inc.

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