This MIB module defines objects to configure and manage the Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA) modules. VOA modules are typically used to attenuate channels added by a network element, in order to equalize the input power of each wavelength before the multiplexed signal consisting of all wavelengths is sent through an EDFA. There may be a separate VOA per channel, one VOA per band of wavelengths, or one VOA for the pass through wavelengths. VOA modules are also often used before terminating optical wavelengths at optical receivers, in order to avoid receiver saturation. The VOAs may be present on various modules within the network element, for example, on an Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (OADM) module, on the same module as an optical transceiver, or on a separate module of its own.

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Cisco Systems, Inc.
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Cisco Systems Customer Service Postal: 170 W Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134 Tel: +1 800 553-NETS E-mail:


2002-05-07 00:00
The initial revision of this MIB.