These optical spectrum analysers feature a high wavelength accuracy (±1 pm for the AQ6150 and ±0.3 pm for the AQ6151), and can carry out simultaneous measurements on up to 1024 channels. They maintain this high performance even in low-level input, and can cope with modulated light and optical filter measurement. The high acquisition and measurement speed of the new instruments makes them particularly suited to the production testing of active optical devices such as tunable lasers for telecommunications applications.
Typical acquisition time is 0.3s, and up to five measurements per second can be carried out in repeat mode. GPIB and Ethernet interfaces are supported, and the meters are SCPI compatible. Both instruments feature an easy-to-view, 5.7-inch bright colour LCD display with a variety of viewing modes including single, multiple or delta wavelength modes and an optical spectrum display. USB Ports are provided for data storage devices, mouse and keyboard. Direct operation can be carried out with a mouse, and data access is possible via the LAN interface. Efficient built-in measurement and analysis functions include drift analysis, Fabry-Perot laser analysis and average measurements.
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