Optical Communications Testers

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Fiber Optic Testers accelerate inspection/certification/diagnosis.

May 20, 2014

Delivering pass/fail certification per IEC 61300-3-35 standard in 2 sec or less, FI-7000 incorporates analysis software to highlight detected damage/defects. Singlemode MultiFiber Pro automatically detects singlemode (1310 or 1550 nm) and multimode (850 nm) wavelengths and accelerates accurate certification of MPO cabling via 20 sec test time. SmartLoop OTDR tests 2 separate fiber links in one test, eliminating need to travel to far end of connection to perform tests and reducing testing time. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Talk Set conducts full-duplex communication.

January 25, 2013

Integrating functions of digital optical phone and stabilized light source into one unit, model C0240001 carries out full-duplex communication and operates at 1,310 or 1,550 nm. Modulation frequencies include 270 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, and CW. Used during installation, optical testing, maintenance, and fiber attenuation value testing in data, CATV, and telecom networks, product provides transmission distance of up to 80 km and output power range of -5 to -7 dBm. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Laser Source offers optional modulation frequencies.

May 31, 2012

Used to simulate conditions in manufacture, testing, and maintenance of passive optical components, model C0220005 offers stable output power of ±0.03 dB/15 min and ±0.05 dB/8 hr. Tests employ automatic power and temperature control techniques, and various FC, ST, and SC adapters are available. Suited for field work, unit offers switchable working wavelengths between 1,310 and 1,550 nm (±20 nm) as well as CW, 270 Hz, 1 kHz, and 2 kHz modulation frequencies. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

DiCon Fiberoptics Collaborates with Caltech to Customize Critical Optical Switches for Monitoring 76,000 PWO Crystals at the Large Hadron Collider

January 28, 2011

Richmond, CA - The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) operated by CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is the world's largest particle accelerator. Stretching 17 miles long, the LHC boosts protons to nearly light speed and smashes them together for a glimpse of the Higgs boson, or "God Particle." Caltech participates in one of the four major experiments at the LHC, Compact Muon...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Filter Module has 30 msec tuning speed.

June 9, 2010

Tunable optical filter module, used with GP750 fiber optic test system, utilizes MEMS technology for precise wavelength tuning and is suitable for test applications in optical channel performance monitoring, ROADM systems, noise suppression, or signal tracking. Available in either 50 or 100 GHz channel spacing and designed for use in either C or L band, between 1 and 4 tunable bandpass optical filters can be integrated into each module. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Network Test System analyzes two-way traffic.

February 11, 2010

Dual Module Carrier (DMC) module for T-BERD/MTS-8000 testers supports concurrent capture/decode and TCP WireSpeed testing on two 10 GigE ports. Capable of troubleshooting both sides of circuit simultaneously, T-BERD/MTS-8000 DMC is 10 M to 10 GigE, DS1/E1 to OC-192/STM-64, OTN, PDH, SONET/SDH, and fiber channel test system. Technicians can share test set in central office, and unit allows soak testing across multiple interfaces for use in field. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Multiple ServicesTest Set is offered with OTDR module.

January 4, 2010

In addition to trans-reflective touch screen display, visual fault locator, and inspection scope, T-BERD/MTS-4000 is offered with field-interchangeable, single-slot optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) module. Metro-access mid-range OTDR adds stabilized light source and power meter option for insertion loss measurement, PON-optimized dynamic range for testing through splitters, ability to perform in-service testing, as well as traffic and automated bend detection. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Automated Fiber Optic Test System has modular design.

October 14, 2009

Model GP750 is designed for automated fiber management setups in integrated test systems. Basic chassis comes with control module and power supply module that can be replaced with spares. System has slots that can accommodate up to 8 standard size plug-in units, and these units are designed for hot swappable operations. Control panel includes color display and navigation buttons. Plug-and-play status is shown on screen, and selection of slots and functions can be done via tiered control scheme. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Communication Analyzer features smart post processing.

April 10, 2009

Addressing requirements of optical transceiver manufacturers, PXIT N2100B DCA is available with PXIT 10G Digital Communication Analyzer (DCA), Passive Optical Network (PON) filter rate options, and smart post processing. It supports data acquisition rates to 160 MS/s and also enables transceiver manufacturers to capture multiple sets of eye diagrams under different test conditions and then process it during downtime. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Sampling Oscilloscopes target 40 and 100 G networks.

March 24, 2009

Single-channel PSO-101 enables eye-diagram analysis and pattern visualization within existing high-speed optical networks, while PSO-102, offered in dual- or quad-channel versions, is built for next-generation networks with advanced modulation schemes. Bit rate-independent test solutions can measure phase- and amplitude-modulated signals with measurement bandwidth of more than 500 GHz. Software includes mask-hit analysis and data filtering for compliance testing of optical transceivers. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Portable Laser Light Source is used for fiber optic testing.

February 24, 2009

Used in field or lab to measure long-distance and local optical networks, GAOXG3020 fiber optic instrument has single-output connector that provides stable laser power at dual 1,310 and 1,550 nm wavelengths. Unit operates in continuous wave mode or 2 kHz modulated mode for up to 12 hr and supports operating wavelengths from 750-1,700 nm. Along with low-battery indication, features include adjustable output and user-selectable disable function. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Network Test Modules perform EoOTN and OTN analysis.

February 20, 2009

FTB-8130NG Transport Blazer and the FTB-8130NGE Power Blazer modules allow network operators to test Ethernet-over-OTN (EoOTN) through generation and mapping of 10 GigE LAN traffic directly into OTU1e and OTU2e payloads. With ability to analyze and manipulate OTN overhead bytes, FTB-8120/8120NG/8120NGE, FTB-8130/8130NG/8130NGE and FTB-8140 modules intrusively test OTN signals in through mode up to 43 Gbit/sec. Portable modules support single- or multi-application testing capabilities. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Fiber Optic Signal Tester is portable.

November 11, 2008

Utilizing macro-bending technique, GAO820 Optical Fiber Identifier can check and measure current signal without affecting normal transmission signal. It indicates 5 grades of signal intensity for signal frequencies of 270 Hz ±5%, 1 kHz ±5%, and 2 kHz ±5%. Specifications include 800-1,700 nm wavelength range, InGaAs detector, 250 µm adapter for bare fiber, 900 µm for tight tube fiber, and 3 mm adapter for tail fiber. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Tester includes triple-play and optical/copper test features.

November 3, 2008

Able to test VDSL triple play services up to 30 MHz, T-BERD/MTS-4000 Multiple Services Test Platform enables IPTV and VoIP measurements from DSL access interface or Ethernet port and VDSL and ADSL testing via Infineon Technologies chipset. Unit includes OTDR, PON meter, video inspection scope, and laser source/power meter capabilies for optical testing, as well as Web browser and 1 Gb extended memory. It features 7 in. display with GUI, with touchscreen optional. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Test Instruments facilitate optical network certification.

July 31, 2008

Used in LAN applications, OTS-600 Series is comprised of optical sources, meters, testers, and kits with 10,000-result data storage capabilities. Models OT-600 and OS-400 come with USB data transfer interface, video inspection probe port, and 650 nm visual fault locator for optical network troubleshooting. Color LCD screen, soft-key menus, and testing wizard facilitate use, and OTS-View software is included for creating, saving, uploading, managing, and printing certification reports. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Modular Test System suits high channel count test applications.

December 27, 2002

Model 4500-MTS features expandable test platform built on open PCI backplane architecture with 9 card slots. When fully populated with Quad I-V Cards, system can simultaneously characterize light-current-voltage performance of 36 laser diodes in multi-head test fixture. Unit can be configured to execute up to 8 separate hardware-synchronized test sequences, each running independently, on 8 different test heads. Rack-mountable, 19 in. chassis is 5U high and accepts 3rd party PCI cards. Read More