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EXFO adds 100G and 400G test modules to LTB-8 test platform

EXFO’s LTB-8 is an award-winning versatile testing solution that addresses the many requirements found within today’s data networks. The LTB-8’s small format, ultra-powerful processor and highly intuitive interface gives the lab user an optimised instrument to run dedicated test applications simply and efficiently for technologies such as Ethernet, OTN, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and more.

New plug-in modules have recently been released adding 100G and 400G test capabilities. Plug-in modules currently available are:

  • FTBx-1750 Power Meter Module
  • FTBx-2150 Fibre Optic Light Source
  • FTBx-2250 Broadband Source
  • FTBx-3500 Variable Attenuator
  • FTBx-5245 Optical Spectrum Analyser
  • FTBx-88×0 10G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-88260 100G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-88460 Power Blazer for 400G
  • FTBx-9150 Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9160 MEMS Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9600 Utility Module

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Please contact us for further information.


Using CryoLab to measure Seebeck coefficients: Video from DEMCON kryoz explains

The Seebeck effect is the direct conversion of temperature differences to electric voltage and vice versa. A thermoelectric device creates voltage when there is a different temperature on each side. Conversely, when a voltage is applied to it, it creates a temperature difference.

By using the CryoLab from DEMCON kryoz, it is possible to measure the Seebeck coefficient of a material sample, wire or thin film from 373 Kelvin down to cryogenic temperatures. In this informative video, DEMCON kryoz demonstrate how such measurements are made using their equipment. For more information, please contact us.

 

 


New tuneable NIR LED source from Gamma Scientific

A new near infra-red tuneable light source has been developed by Gamma Scientific from their existing digitally programmable SpectralLED RS-7 LED system.

The RS-7-SWIR incorporates 9 shortwave infrared wavelengths for synthesis of commercially available light sources or a spectra of your own design.

The platform is easily adaptable for automated test systems and production line integration, with integrated optical feedback and temperature control to ensure rock-solid stability and consistent results.

For more information about this or other light sources and instrumentation Gamma Scientific manufacture, please contact us.


New fibre-optic Test and Measurement equipment from EXFO

FTB-5235 Optical Spectrum Analyser
EXFO LogoThe new FTB-5235 Optical Spectrum Analyser from EXFO is a compact, entry-level optical spectrum analyser (OSA) ideal for a variety of field applications, including DWDM and CWDM network commissioning and troubleshooting.

With the largest screen in the industry, and an intuitive user interface, the FTB-5235 offers power and wavelength measurements, has a WDM and drift mode, is capable of OSNR testing (IEC 61280-2-9) and also offline post-processing.

PPM-350D PON Power Meter
EXFO’s new PPM-350D has been designed to fulfil the field technicians need to know what’s what. As communications service providers (CSPs) deploy next-gen technologies onto legacy passive optical networks (PON), by overlaying new wavelengths on existing lines, it is necessary to quickly determine what’s being squirted down a fibre. The PPM-350D PON Power Meter automatically detects the PON technology in use and adapts its test parameters to match.

The PPM-350D is compatible with GPON and EPON, can handle single- and multi-layer PON, has a pass-through mode for ONT/ONU verification, and supports 10G. It also comes with a smart App, Bluetooth and USB.

OSICS Multifunction Test Platform
EXFO has rebadged OSICS multifunction modular platform following its recent acquisition of Yenista Optics. The instrument has the widest selection of plug-in modules, making it the most flexible platform for DWDM (Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing) system evaluation and fibre optic component testing.

Up to 8 modules can be mixed and matched in a single OSICS mainframe. The range includes: compact tuneable lasers, a compact transmission laser, broadband light sources, and passive optical functions such as high-power optical attenuators and variable back reflectors.

Please contact us for more information about these or other test and measurement instruments from EXFO.


November 2017 Newsletter Out Now

November 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue this issue we reveal that: HOLOEYE has made their new driver standard across the PLUTO range of SLMs, EXFO has announced a new batch of test and measurement (T&M) instruments for the optical communications laboratory, OZ Optics is a great choice for economical high-quality fibre optic components, and Gamma Scientific has a new video demonstrating the capabilities of their SpectralLED light source.

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New benchtop T&M instruments from EXFO

EXFO offer a comprehensive range of benchtop and portable test instruments, delivering top performance and pinpoint accuracy for the optical communications laboratory. The range has recently been expanded with the addition of several new instruments:

 OSA High Performance Optical Spectrum Analyser
  • Wavelength range of 1250-1700 nm
  • Resolution: 20 pm (native) & adjustable over 50-2000 pm
  • Sweep speed up to 2000 nm/s
  • Accuracy: ±10 pm over 1500-1640 nm & ±25 pm over 1250-1700 nm
  • Power level accuracy of ±0.4 dB
  • Built-in calibration source
  • Intuitive user interface with 12″ touchscreen
  • 8 application-oriented analysis modes and a full suite of analysis tools

EXFO OSA High Performance Optical Spectrum Analyser

OSA

 XT Series Automatic/Manual Tuneable Filters with Fixed or Adjustable Bandwidth
XTA-50 Automatic Tuneable Filter with Adjustable Bandwidth

XTA-50 / XFA

  • Adjustable bandwidth flat-top filter
  • Ultra-sharp filter edges
  • High isolation
  • 200 nm wavelength range
  • High accuracy and repeatability
  • Narrowest filter – highest selectivity
  • Three models: Standard, Ultrafine & Wide
  • Manual (XTM-50) & Fixed Bandwidth (XFA) versions also available
 T100S-HP High Power Tuneable Laser Source
  • Power > +10 dBm for Essential & > +8 dBm for Extended Range models
  • Dynamic range of 100 dB & tuning range of up to 200 nm
  • 6 models cover 1240 to 1680 nm
  • Wavelength accuracy < ± 20 pm
  • Sweeping & Stepping operations
EXFO T100S-HP High Power Tuneable Laser Source

T100S-HP

For more information about these or other EXFO products we offer, please contact us.


More modules for EXFO’s LTB-8 Test Platform

EXFO has expanded the number of plug-in modules for their next-generation test platform, the LTB-8. This compact unit, equipped with an ultra-powerful processor and highly intuitive interface, gives the lab user an optimised instrument to run dedicated test applications simply and efficiently for technologies such as Ethernet, OTN, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and more.

The current module range comprises:

  • FTBx-1750 Power Meter Module
  • FTBx-5245 Optical Spectrum Analyser
  • FTBx-88×0 10G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-88200 100G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-9150 Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9160 MEMS Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9600 Utility Module

An upgrade path for existing users of the IQS-600 modular test platform, enabling migration from the old to the new, has been mapped out by EXFO so please contact us for details and trade-in offers.


August 2017 Newsletter Out Now

August 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover a new high incident power handling NIR PLUTO SLM panel from HOLOEYE and new Probe Station option kits from Lake Shore Cryotronics, reveal additional plug-in modules for EXFO’s latest LTB-8 fibre network test instrument and have a quick look at Kinetic Systems‘ anti-vibration equipment, plus QuAMP, Photonics Ireland, and more…

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Image sensor tests to benefit from new drop-in tuneable LED source

A new turnkey, drop-in calibrated light source for custom and commercially available wafer level testing of CCD and CMOS sensors has been developed by Gamma Scientific from their existing digitally programmable, colour tuneable, RS-7 LED light source.

The new RS-7-4 can deliver virtually any arbitrary spectral power distribution of visible light over a wide range of output luminance. This makes it ideal for accurately characterising a detector’s dynamic range, uniformity, linearity and spectral responsivity.

The RS-7-4 outperforms rival systems due to highly stable DC drive current circuitry that varies the output luminance of manifold discrete LED channels, rather than using pulse width modulation (PWM). This is critical when testing high speed silicon detectors, which can easily time resolve PWM signals and thus give measurement errors.

For more information about this or other light sources and instrumentation Gamma Scientific manufacture, please contact us.


New modular test system for networks from EXFO

EXFO has released their next-generation modular test system in the form of the LTB-8 Rackmount Platform (with video), a versatile solution that addresses the many testing requirements found within today’s data networks.

The LTB-8’s small format, ultra-powerful processor and highly intuitive interface gives the lab user an optimised instrument to run dedicated test applications simply and efficiently for technologies such as Ethernet, OTN, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and more.

  • In-rack or tabletop
  • 8 hot-swappable modules
  • RAID data storage
  • USB, LAN, Sync and AMT ports
  • High performance on-board computer
  • Multi-user and remote access capability

An upgrade path for existing users of the IQS-600 modular test platform, enabling migration from the old to the new, has been mapped out by EXFO so please contact us for details and trade-in offers.


New products from Gamma Scientific are deLUXe

rs7-1-1000The recently introduced SpectralLED™ tunable light source from Gamma Scientific combines the light of dozens of discrete LEDs – each having a different centre wavelength – to produce output that can be programmed to closely match virtually any illuminant source or the spectrum of any illuminant reflected by a target.

Now new SpectralLED™ models are available with either fibre-optic outputs for awkward to reach places requiring illumination, or as a 1 m integrating sphere system offering ultra-uniform output from a 300 mm diameter port.

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Gamma Scientific has also introduced new display measurement instrumentation equipped with powerful spectral data acquisition and analysis software that makes them ideal for calibrating any type of display…ned-with-bt-cropped

  • LEDs, LCDs & Plasmas
  • Near eye systems
  • VR headsets & helmet-mounted optics
  • Video walls
  • Projection screens, HUDs
  • …and more

For more details, visit our Gamma Scientific product pages or contact us for specific information.

 


OZ Optics introduces new Variable Bandwidth Tunable Filter

OZ Optics has introduced a new tunable filter that has the ability to tune both the centre wavelength and the transmission bandwidth.

Two independently adjustable thin-film filters allow the setting of the lower and upper edges of the pass-band region. With this method, the pass-band can be tuned from 1 to 18 nm FWHM and the centre wavelength shifted by over 40 nm.

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The transmission band features a flat-top profile, providing uniformly low losses and low PDL across the pass-band region, and high rejection ratios outside the pass-band. Devices can be custom made for wavelength regions of interest and can use either singlemode or polarisation maintaining fibres.

Two manual controllers to set the upper and lower pass-band regions, with an electrically controlled model due later this year. Applications include WDM testing, spectral filtering, spectral imaging or microscopy, and others.

For more information, please contact us.