A calibration by Custom-Cal is performed by engineers with extensive OEM experience. We have the expertise and the necessary standards to perform the ADVANTEST Q8163 Calibration, onsite calibration may be available. We specialize in quick turnaround times and we can handle expedited deliveries upon request.

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   ADVANTEST Q8163   Description / Specification:    
ADVANTEST Q8163 Polarization Scrambler

The Advantest Q8163 Optical Polarization Scrambler uses Advantest’s original polarization-variance method. By adopting the high-speed optical-fiber polarization scramble unit, Q8163 achieves: High-speed polarization variance. Low fluctuation of insertion loss. Low insertion loss. High reliability. Fast and ensured measurement of polarization dependent loss (PDL) can be made by using it with Q8221 series optical power meter, which offers low polarization dependency, high-speed measurement and the LD light source. Specifications. Wavelength range: 1.29 to 1.58 µm. Insertion loss: <= 3 dB or less. Insertion-loss fluctuation: ± 0.005 dB or less. Return loss: >= 43 dB (47 dB typical). Polarization-variance speed (two modes available): >= 500 rotations of the Poincaré sphere per second (high speed), >= 10 rotations of the Poincaré sphere per second (low speed). Input/output connector: FC-SPC. External control: GPIB equipped as standard.


Standard Calibration $350.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the ADVANTEST Q8163. Price does not in most cases include measurement performance data. Pricing does include NIST traceable calibration and issue of a calibration certificate and calibration label. Pricing may vary slightly due to volume and location of laboratory supporting calibration. Volume pricing may apply. On-site fees may apply depending on logistics, location and volume of work to be completed during the visit.

Related Optical Terms and Definitions. For a complete list go to our  Terms and Definitions Page.

A change in the optical frequency caused by direct modulation of the laser. A chirp is a signal in which the frequency increases ('up-chirp') or decreases ('down-chirp') with time. In some sources, the term chirp is used interchangeably with sweep signal.

The extent to which optical power from one signal path is prevented from reaching another signal path.

Polarization Extinction Ratio
Polarization Extinction Ratio is the ratio of optical power in the slow axis of the polarization maintaining fiber to optical power in the fast axis within a specified wavelength range.

Sidemode Suppression Ratio
Sidemode Suppression Ratio is the ratio of average signal power to the optical power of the highest sidemode within a distance from 0.1 to 6 GHz to the signal’s optical frequency, expressed in dB.

Wavelength Stability
Wavelength Stability is the change of wavelength during given time span, expressed as ± half the span between the maximum and the minimum of all actual wavelengths.

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