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gap-loss attenuator
An optical attenuator that exploits the principle of gap loss to reduce the optical power level when inserted in-line in the fiber path; e.g., to prevent saturation of the receiver. Note: Gap-loss attenuators should be used in-line near the optical transmitter. [After FAA]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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