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General Photonics MPC-202 – Advanced Multifunction Polarisation Controller

Product Code:
MPC-202
Manufacturer: General Photonics Corporation
  • Quasi-uniform rate SOP scrambling with SOP change rate up to 360 krad/s
  • Scrambling with Rayleigh rate distribution
  • Discrete SOP scrambling
  • SOP modulation
  • Low IL, PDL, PMD, and AL
  • Bright OLED display

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The General Photonics MPC-202 is an advanced Multifunction Polarisation Controller specially designed to meet the requirements of coherent receiver performance tests. It combines General Photonics’ award winning PolaRite™ II/III polarisation controller with proprietary polarisation control algorithms to achieve a wide range of polarisation control functionalities, including high speed quasi-uniform rate polarisation scrambling, random-rate polarisation scrambling with Rayleigh rate distribution, discrete-state polarisation scrambling with high slew rate, sine, square, and triangle-wave SOP modulation, and manual polarisation control functions.

In particular, the “Tornado” quasi-uniform rate polarisation scrambling function can achieve a high SOP scrambling rate of up to 60,000 revolutions/s (more than 360 krad/s) with a narrow rate distribution clustered around the highest rate.

 APPLICATIONS

  • Laboratory testing of polarisation related parameters
  • Performance tests of fibre optic interferometers and systems
  • SOP tracking speed testing of coherent receivers.

 

Operating Wavelength Range

1260-1620nm (standard) or 980-1310nm 

Polarisation Scrambling

Tornado (quasi-uniform rate distribution):
0.00 to 60,000 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 Polarisation Control 

# of channels: 4

Range: 0 -4π each channel

Polarisation Modulation (each channel)

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

Amplitude: 0 to 3π peak-to-peak

Slew Rate for Square Wave SOP Modulation

360 krad/s (10% to 90%, channel 3)

External Trigger Mode 

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

Insertion Loss

< 0.6 dB with connectors (< 0.15 dB intrinsic)

PDL

< 0.1 dB with connectors (<0.02 dB intrinsic)

Activation Loss

< 0.1 dB with connectors 

Return Loss

> 50 dB with connectors (> 65 dB intrinsic) 

PMD

< 0.2 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.

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