Photon Kinetics  

2500 Optical Fiber Analysis System

A versatile single-mode/multimode measurement platform, and the industry-standard test system for characterizing laser-optimized multimode fibers

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The 2500 Fiber Analysis System is able to characterize several of the most important transmission properties of both single-mode and multimode fibers. This versatility is one reason why the 2500 is a popular solution for many fiber manufacturers.

The 2500 is also the industry-standard test system for characterizing the most critical properties of the current generation of laser-optimized multimode fibers. The 2500 is able to measure both the overfilled-launch bandwidth and the single-mode launch differential mode delay (SMLDMD) of these fibers, as well as their spectral attenuation with standards-compliant launch conditions. High performance options and customized measurement wavelengths allow customers to tailor the system's capability to their specific requirements.


Features and Benefits Highly configurable optical test platform
  • Multiple combinations of test capability - attenuation, bandwidth and/or SMLDMD
  • Allows manufacturers to obtain the only the capability they currently require, with option to upgrade in future
Variety of measurement options
  • Low wavelength option for spectral loss measurement of specialty fibers
  • Extended range bandwidth, DMD and spectral attenuation options enables measurement of fibers up to 17.6 km
Customized measurement capability
  • Provides bandwidth and DMD test capability at non-standard wavelengths such as 780, 820,1550 nm
  • Enables DMD measurement of fibers with DMD as low as 30 ps

Configurations and Options
Standard Measurements 2500A 2500B 2500D 2500AB 2500AD 2500BD 2500ABD
SMF/MMF Attenuation (800-1600 nm),
SMF Cut-off, MMF NA/Core Diameter
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  • Pulse Bandwidth (850/1300 nm),
    MMF up to ~8.8 km
     
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  • Single-mode Launch DMD (850 nm),
    MMF up to ~8.8 km
       
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    Compatible Options              
    2500-LFA
    Long Fiber Attenuation (850 nm)
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  • 2500-MAN
    Automated Serpentine Mandrel
    (MMF Attenuation)
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  • 2500-MFD
    SMF Mode Field Diameter
    (Variable Aperture Method))
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  • 2500-SID
    SMF/MMF 600-800nm Attenuation
    (Si Detector)
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    2500-ULBW
    Ultra-long Fiber Bandwidth,
    MMF up to ~17.6 km
     
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  • 2500-ULSMLDMD
    Ultra-long SMLDMD,
    MMF up to ~17.6 km
       
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  • Specifications
    Multimode
    Spectral Attenuation 800 to 1600 nm 70/70 launch, > 56 dB range, > 4 wavelengths/sec
    Pulse Bandwidth 850 and 1300 nm Overfilled launch, 1.5 GHz capability
    Differential Mode Delay 850 and 1300 nm 0.5 ┬Ám step resolution
    Single-mode
    Spectral Attenuation 1000 to 1600 nm Overfill launch, > 43 dB range, > 4 wavelengths/sec
    Cut-off Wavelength   Bend or multimode reference, > 4 wavelengths/sec
    Mode Field Diameter 1100 to 1560 nm VAMFF technique, fibers up to 0.5 NA

     
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