06 March 2014
Richard Da Silva
+33 (0)1 69632630
APEX Technologies announce new ‘Long Pattern and PRBS pattern analysis’ Optical Complex Spectrum Analyzer
APEX Technologies have announced the launch of their AP264XB Optical Complex Spectrum Analyzer (OCSA), which can be used as an optical modulation analyzer and as an optical spectrum analyzer.
As an Optical Modulation Analyzer, it can measure chirp, phase, alpha parameter or pulse shape as a function of time. Furthermore, it can display constellation, phase eye diagram, intensity eye diagram, EVM and BER estimation.
The new and unique feature of this equipment is its availability to measure any modulation format and any baud rate cycling signal modulated with a PRBS pattern or a long pattern. Its measurement speed is ~1 Hz. It can separately and simultaneously measure two polarization axes and analyze Pol-Mux modulated formats.
As an Optical Spectrum Analyzer, with 125 times better wavelength resolution than the best standard grating based OCSA, the equipment combines high wavelength bandwidth resolution filter 0.16 pm (20 MHz), high wavelength accuracy +/- 3 pm and high dynamic range 83 dB. Two internal channels allow the measurement of both polarization axes simultaneously.
The user can also operate this OCSA as an independent high performance tunable laser source or as a component analyzer to characterize any optical component.
APEX Technologies will be available for meetings at the OFC show in San Francisco, CA on March 11 - 13 in Booth #2202 to further discuss. Please contact Richard Da Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org, +33 (0)169632630 to arrange for a booth visit.