Yokogawa Test & Measurement Releases Optical Sensor Head for the AQ2200
Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation announces the release of the AQ2200-232 optical sensor head for the AQ2200 series multi-application test system. With its capability to measure optical power with high stability and accuracy, the AQ2200-232 optical sensor head is ideal for use with systems employed on production lines to test and inspect optical transceivers, optical fiber, and other components of optical communication networks.
1. Industry-leading accuracy
The AQ2200-232 is less susceptible to changes in environmental conditions thanks to the simple design of its optical system and the use of isothermally controlled photosensitive elements. Power measurement uncertainty is just ±1.8%, which is among the lowest in the industry*1. The AQ2200-232 can thus be used as a standard for the calibration of laser power.
*1 Based on a January 2018 Yokogawa survey
2. Large-diameter sensor for spatial light measurement
The AQ2200-232 is equipped with a 5 mm diameter photosensitive element that enables it to be used by production line personnel to perform the spatial light measurements needed to test and inspect optical transceivers.
3. Wide dynamic range (30 dB) for high-speed measurement
For the high speed measurement of the I-L characteristic of an optical device such as a transceiver or the chips used in such devices, a wide dynamic range of 30 dB or higher is essential. Even when gain is fixed, the AQ2200-232 can measure a dynamic range of 30 dB, enabling the high-speed measurement of the I-L characteristic.
With the ability to measure power levels of up to +15 dBm (decibel per mW), the AQ2200-232 is well suited for use with today’s high power optical devices.