Our Fibre Optical Attenuators are used to reduce the strength of a Fibre Optic signal. A fibre optics attenuator is a passive device used to reduce the amplitude of a light signal without significantly changing the waveform itself. Fibre Optical Attenuators have a working wavelength range in which they can absorb the light. They should not reflect the light since that could cause unwanted back reflection in the fibre optics system.
A variety of optical fibre connectors are available, with SC and LC Connectors being the most common types of connectors on the market today.
For example, LC 5dB fibre optic attenuator means this attenuator uses LC fibre optic connector and it can reduce the optical fibre power level by 5dB. Commonly used attenuation range is from 1dB to 20dB.