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Instrument Tests Next Generation Transmission Laser Diodes

The new Q8326 Optical Wavelength Meter enables designers, manufacturers and users of dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) components to quickly and accurately test the compliance of next-generation transmission laser diodes. Tolerances of these diodes have narrowed due to the increased bandwidth demands of the Internet. The Q8326 has a high wavelength accuracy of ±2 ppm and makes measurements with a resolution of up to 0.1 picometers. A sampling rate of 5 measurements/s enables a quick evaluation of laser diodes, which saves time and money during the manufacturing test and incoming inspection stages, the company says.
Another feature--the deviation display function--captures with high resolution and accuracy any minute wavelength fluctuations caused by temperature variations. In addition, the Q8326 instrument can be used as a wavelength standard for the calibration of optical spectrum analyzers and tunable lasers.
The Q8326 Optical Wavelength Meter is priced at $21,950 and is available now, with a delivery time of six weeks ARO.

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