The PDL-201 uses a patented maximum and minimum search method compliant with TIA/EIA-455-198 to simultaneously measure the Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL), Insertion Loss (IL), and optical power of devices in just 30 ms. Unlike PDL meters that use the polarization 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. General Photonics PDL-201 PD-IL Multimeter
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. (Software to facilitate the integration is available from General Photonics Tech Support.)
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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 Accuracy1,2,3: ±(0.01 + 5% of IL) (dB) IL Repeatability1: ±(0.005 dB + 2% of IL) (dB) IL Dynamic Range4: 0 to 45 dB Input Optical Power: -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 (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 (user configurable PDL range) (0 to 3.5V linear with PDL, 4V indicates power low) Power Supply: 100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz Communication Interfaces: USB, Ethernet, RS-232, and GPIB Dimensions: 2U, 19” half rack width 3.5" (H) × 8.5" (W) × 14" (L)
PDL/IL Multimeter. Wavelength Range: 1260-1620 nm. FC/APC and FC/PC connectors (Other connector types available)