Variable Optical Attenuator has epoxy-free optical path.

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Operating at wavelengths from 1,290-1,625 Nm and temperature range of -5 to 75°C, manual variable optical attenuator is designed for optical power control and equalization of WDM systems, FTTx, OADM ,OXC, CATV, and measurement instruments. It features insertion loss of less than 1.5 dB, return loss of over 55 dB, and polarization dependent loss of less than 0.2 dB. Maximum handling power is 300 mW and attenuation level ranges from 10-45 dB.

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Highly Stable Manual Variable Optical Attenuator

Toronto, Canada - GAO Fiber Optics ( ) has released its manual variable optical attenuator which is intended for optical power control and equalization for WDM systems, FTTx, OADM ,OXC, CATV and measurement instruments. It is commonly deployed in fiber optic systems where the optical power from source is too high for the test equipment in use - the PC board mountable attenuator is an ideal, cost-effective solution.

GAO Fiber Optics' manual variable optical attenuator has an epoxy-free optical path and is highly stable and reliable. The attenuator features insertion loss of less than 1.5dB, return loss of over 55dB and polarization dependent loss of less than 0.2dB. It reduces the amplitude, or power, without appreciably distorting the waveform. The maximum handling power is 300mW and the attenuation level in dB ranges from 10dB to 45dB.This variable attenuator works at wavelengths from 1290nm to 1625nm at the temperature range of -5°Cto 75°C.

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About GAO Fiber Optics

GAO Fiber Optics (, a member company of GAO Group, is a leading provider of fiber optic test and measurement instruments, transceivers and other fiber optical devices.

Company Name: GAO Fiber Optics Inc.

Address 1: 601 Milner Avenue,3rd Floor

Phone: 416-292-0038

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