Bulkhead FC 5dB Attenuator for 1550nm
The AT-FF-FPFP05S5 is a Bulkhead Female to Female FC 5dB Singlemode Attenuator for 1550nm wavelength.
Bulkhead attenuators utilize a wavelength sensitive neural density filter,
specify for 1310nm or 1550nm operation. The buildout attenuators contain doped
fiber suitable for dual wavelength operation. Both styles have fixed attenuation
values in standard 5dB increments. Other values available upon request.This filter-type attenuator is available for singlemode FC
square connectors. It mounts in place of the standard bulkhead adapter.
A fiber optic attenuator is an optical component that
induces a calibrated fixed loss between two connectors, which dampens, or
attenuates, the fiber optic signal. Attenuation is achieved through an
absorption filter between the end faces of the mating plugs.
Attenuation is required if an optical signal has too much
power, exceeding the operating range of the equipment, which causes saturation
at the receiver and induces system errors or failures.