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General Photonics MPC-201 – Multifunction Polarisation Controller

Product Code:
MPC-201
Manufacturer: General Photonics Corporation
  • Multiple polarisation control modes
  • Low IL, PDL, PMD, and AL
  • Bright OLED display

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The General Photonics MPC-201 is an all fibre polarisation controller packaged in a full featured instrument with multiple modes of local or remote operation.

Variable Rate Scrambling Mode

  • Tornado Pattern: uniform SOP variation for system stress testing
  • Rayleigh distribution of SOP for fiber link simulation
  • Triangle scrambling for PDL measurement
  • Discrete random scrambling for coverage of Poincare sphere

SOP Modulation Mode

Each polarisation control axis is controlled with a sine, square, or triangle wave of defined frequency and amplitude.

Manual Polarisation Mode

Each polarisation control axis is controlled by setting the input voltage from the front panel controls or through a remote control interface.

Triggered Scrambling Mode

Discrete, random SOPs are generated in response to a trigger input.

11896A Emulation Mode
Control compatibility with the discontinued Agilent 11896A.

 APPLICATIONS

  • Recirculating loop studies
  • Automated testing
  • Real fibre emulation

 

Operating Wavelength Range

1260-1620nm (standard) or 980-1310nm 

Polarisation Scrambling

Tornado (quasi-uniform rate distribution):
0.00 to 2,000 revolutions/s.
Rayleigh rate distribution: 0.00 to 2000 rad/s (mean)
Triangle: 0.00 to 2000 × 2π rad/s
Discrete random states: 0.00 to 20,000 points/s

Agilent 11896A Scrambling Emulation

Speed settings 1-8, matched to Agilent 11896A settings

Manual Polarization Control 

# of channels: 4

Range: 0 -4π each channel

Polarization Modulation (each channel)

Waveforms: Sine, Triangle, Square Frequency: 0.00 to 1000 Hz

Amplitude: 0 to 3π peak-to-peak

External Trigger Mode 

Random SOP per TTL trigger pulse, up to 20,000 points/s 

Insertion Loss

< 0.5 dB with connectors (< 0.1 dB intrinsic)

PDL1

< 0.05 dB with connectors 

Activation Loss1

< 0.05 dB with connectors 

Return Loss

> 50 dB with connectors (> 65 dB intrinsic) 

PMD

< 0.1 ps with connectors    

Optical Power Handling

1000 mW

Operating Temperature

0 °C to 50 °C

Storage Temperature

-20 °C to 70 °C

Communication Interfaces

USB, Ethernet, RS-232, and GPIB    

Electrical Triggers

Connectors: BNC

Output trigger: TTL pulse per SOP generated in discrete scrambling mode Input trigger: One random SOP generated per TTL pulse received in trigger mode

Front Panel Display

OLED graphic display

Power Supply

100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Dimensions

2U, ¾ 19” rack width 3.5”(H) x 14” (W) x 14” (L)

Notes:

Specifications in this table apply for the standard 1260-1620nm version over a temperature range of 23 ± 5 °C.

1. A low PDL/activation loss version (0.01 dB intrinsic) is available upon request for PDL measurement applications.

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