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NETTEST has announced TUNICS-Evolution, an all-in-one passive optical component test solution. An extension of NetTest's tunable laser capabilities, TUNICS-Evolution significantly reduces testing time and costs by achieving fast and accurate measurements that validate designs and ensure product quality.

Designed for DWDM narrow-band filter spectral characterisation, TUNICS-Evolution integrates a sweeping, ASE-free tunable laser source and two optical power meters into a single mainframe.

This functionality traditionally resides in two separate testing units. By combining the laser source and power meters into a single unit, engineers can now avoid using multiple instruments, thus speeding up both set-up and testing time.

TUNICS-Evolution models cover a broad spectral range operating within the E, S, C and L bands and features industry-pacing 1pm resolution and ±3pm wavelength accuracy.

They can operate in two modes: one that enables operation at a fixed wavelength for in-process alignment, and a sweeping mode that can be used during final testing.

All the familiar optical spectrum analyser features are available such as a large 12-inch display and typical OSA software features and applications.

For example, scan and speed can be set up depending on the type of measurement, such as real-time spectral or in-process monitoring as well as detailed final testing. NetTest 03 9890 6677.

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