New F-712.IRP2 Optical Power Meters Provides Logarithmic Output Scaling

Press Release Summary:

  • Features optical power from 230 picowatts to 1.3 milliwatts into an analog output voltage of 0.1V - 1.6V
  • Offers optical range from 600nm to 1700nm that allows for usability in both the visible and infrared range without switching
  • Optical input connector / socket interface eliminates the influence of the position of the optical fiber in the connector on the optical signal

Original Press Release:

PI introduces Two New Optical Power Meters for Automated Photonics Alignment Applications

July 2020, Auburn, MA – The F-712.IRP1 and its two channel sibling, the F-712.IRP2, convert optical signals in the 600nm to 1700nm range with optical power from 230 picowatts to 1.3 milliwatts into an analog output voltage of 0.1V - 1.6V. In order to be useful for fast optical alignment systems, the output signal conversion is logarithmic and optical power changes can be detected and converted with a bandwidth of 6kHz.

Features & Advantage
The logarithmic output scaling is very important for fast scans and gradient search algorithms, because the signal strength can fluctuate by several orders of magnitude within a few milliseconds, considering the minute dimensions of modern fiber optical components, such as waveguides and arrays.

The broad optical range from 600nm to 1700nm allows for usability in both the visible and infrared range without switching.
A clever design of the optical input connector / socket interface eliminates the influence of the position of the optical fiber in the connector on the optical signal.

Next to the affordability of the new power meters, the compact size of the single channel version (roughly only 4x3x2 inches) is another advantage.

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PI’s in-house engineered systems and components have enabled customers around the world to increase their productivity and technological advantage for 5 decades. With a large basis of standard precision motion products and proven methodologies, PI is in the position to quickly modify existing designs or provide a fully customized OEM solution to fit the exact requirements of your application from the whole motion range from finger-tip sized nano-positioners to large scale stages with long travel ranges, through a plethora of different drives and guiding systems.

About PI
PI is a privately held company that designs and manufactures world-class precision motion and automation systems including air bearings, hexapods and piezo drives at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1300 people worldwide. PI’s customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors, and aerospace.

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