Attenuators are typically build out style male to female adapters that reduce the power level of optical signals by a fixed amount.
The closer receiving equipment is to the source of a transmit signal within the network, the “hotter” the signal will be.
Attenuators reduce the power level of a transmit signal to a safe level for use with receiving equipment.
They are also used for the testing of linearity and dynamic range in photosensors.
Small attenuation variation ensures accurate output.
-40 to 75 °C
-50 to 85 °C
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