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General Photonics PDL-201 – PDL/IL Multimeter

Product Code:
PDL-201
Manufacturer: General Photonics Corporation
  • 30 ms Measurement Speed
  • Wide Wavelength Range
  • High PDL Accuracy
  • OLED Display and Analog Output

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The General Photonics PDL-201 uses a patented maximum and minimum search method compliant with TIA/EIA-455-198 to simultaneously measure the Polarisation Dependent Loss (PDL), Insertion Loss (IL), and optical power of devices in just 30 ms. Unlike PDL meters that use the polarisation scrambling method, the PDL-201's max-min technique is useful for both low and high values of PDL. And unlike instruments that use a Mueller Matrix technique, the PDL-201 has a wide wavelength range without calibration.

The measurement speed of the instrument combined with the remote control interfaces allow it to work in conjunction with tunable lasers in automatic or semi-automatic test stations. 

 APPLICATIONS

  • PDL vs Wavelength Measurements
  • Characterisation of DWDM Devices
  • Characterisation of Sensor Components

Wavelength Range

1260 to 1620 nm

Resolution

0.01 dB

PDL Accuracy1, 2, 3

± (0.01 + 5% of PDL) (dB)

PDL Repeatability1

± (0.005 + 2% of PDL) (dB)

PDL Dynamic Range4

0 to 45 dB

IL Accuracy1, 5

± (0.01 + 5% of IL) (dB)

IL Repeatability1

± (0.005 dB + 2% of IL) (dB)

IL Dynamic Range4

0 to 45 dB

Optical Power Range

(at DUT output port)

-40 to +6 dBm

Optical Power Accuracy

±0.25 dB

Wavelength Calibration for Power Measurement

1260 to 1360 nm and 1440 to 1620 nm

Measurement Speed

30 ms/measurement for input > -30 dBm

Operating Temperature

0 to 50 °C

Storage Temperature

-20 to 70 °C

Front Panel Display

OLED graphic display

Optical Connector Type

Light source and DUT input: APC

DUT output: Free space adapter

Analog Output

0 to 4V PDL monitor voltage

(0 to 3.5V linear with PDL, 4V indicates power low)

User-configurable PDL range

Power Supply

100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz

Communication Interfaces

USB, Ethernet, RS-232, and GPIB

Dimensions

2U, 19” half rack width 14" (L) x 8.5" (W) x 3.5" (H)

Notes:

1 For 10 sample average.
2 At 23 ± 5°C.
3 Accurate PDL measurement also depends on test setup. Optimize your test environment with suggestions from General Photonics’ PDLmeasurement application note.
4 For input power ≥0 dBm.
5 In power meter measurement mode with user-defined reference

 

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