VOAPXIe – Modular Variable Optical Attenuator

The VOAPXIe is a reliable, fast and high density attenuation solution that seamlessly integrates with the PXI Platform.

This innovative module enables new mixed-signal testing capabilities for PXI users. Each VOAPXIe module has an integrated power meter for precise output power control, even with fluctuating input.

Features

  • Fast attenuation speed
  • Low insertion loss
  • Built in power monitoring
  • Constant power output mode
  • Wide coverage of operational wavelength
  • Seamless integration with PXIe chassis
  • 1 or 2 attenuators per module
  • CWDM8 broadband or narrow wavelength range
  • Polarization-maintaining fiber compatible

Reliability

VOAPXIe is designed to be used in continuous production environments. It is built to the highest standards using components with high Mean-Time-Between-Failure (MTBF) specifications to minimize downtime.

Stable power output

The built-in power meter and power stabilization function lets you set and maintain the output power stability even when the input power fluctuates. You will get reliable and repeatable test results each and every time.

Select the best fit for your application

You can choose the broad wavelength range model for versatility or the narrow wavelength models for the best accuracy and performance.

VOAPXIe power control

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This graph illustrates how quickly Coherent Solutions’ VOAPXIe moves to the desired setpoint.

VOAPXIe power stability – power mode

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This graph illustrates the power output stability of < 0.005 dB RMS at various power setpoints.

1 year product warranty

This product comes with a 1 year warranty.

Download Spec Sheet

For more information, please download the VOAPXIe Spec Sheet which includes full technical specifications.

VOAPXIe Preliminary Spec Sheet

 


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Application Notes

Relative Intensity Noise (RIN) Measurement
Semiconductor laser Relative Intensity Noise (RIN) is an important parameter that can cause significant degradation to the performance of fibre optic communications links. It is important for both laser manufacturers and systems designers to understand how RIN is measured to ensure reliable, accurate and repeatable results.

 Relative Intensity Noise (RIN) Application Note

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