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Agilent Technologies introduces optical multiport power meter

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Agilent Technologies Inc.  has demonstrated a new optical power meter with four or eight power-sensor channels that provides manufacturing customers with increased throughput and operational efficiency.

Designed for characterising optical multiport components, these optical power meters offer good solutions for device connectivity, high-

speed measurement data acquisition and fast data transfer for post-processing.

The new power meter reduces test cost and speeds throughput to meet today's challenges in manufacturing. Manufacturing engineers can improve their operational efficiency with a greatly reduced footprint and easy replacement of existing Agilent Technologies’ equipment with code and trigger compatibility.

This optical power meter extends Agilent Technologies’ portfolio with cost-effective four and eight power-sensor modules in a single box. It offers a short minimum averaging time of 1µs and a high dynamic range during swept wavelength measurements. The fast sample rate of 1 Ms/s enables time-resolved measurement of transient signals.

Other advantages of the Agilent optical power meter include:

  • The new fiber connectivity concept is a solution that separates the connecting task from the measurement task. The removable connector holder offers flexible connector choice and can be attached to the multichannel device while the instrument measures another device
  • With the new LAN and USB interfaces, the system offers optimised throughput and data transfer for post-processing. For compatibility with existing equipment, the GPIB interface is also included
  • The multiport power meter enables fast measurement solutions for all multiport devices, for example multiplexers, PON splitters, wavelength switches and ROADMs

"The Agilent power meters speed design and characterizing of optical multiport components," said Alois Hauk, vice president and general manager of Agilent's digital and photonic test business.

"With the unprecedented device connectivity, high-speed measurement data acquisition and fast data transfer for post-processing, we enable optical component manufacturers to increase throughput and reduce production cost."

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