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   ADVANTEST Q8384   Description / Specification:   Spec Sheet 
ADVANTEST Q8384 600 to 1750 nm Optical Spectrum Analyzer

The Advantest Q8384 is a high-end optical spectrum analyzer using a monochromator developed by ADVANTEST and featuring a high dynamic range and a high wavelength resolution. It offers the highest level of performance with a 10pm wavelength resolution and a 20pm wavelength accuracy in the 1.55µm band. This enables precise measurement and evaluation of wavelength characteristics. The Q8384 has a wide dynamic range of 60dB at 0.2nm from the peak wavelength. Q8384 also integrates automatic NF measurement and arithmetic functions for optical fiber amplifiers with easy operation. Wavelengths can be measured with accuracy of ±20pm at 1530nm to 1570nm and ±40pm in the L band at 1570nm to 1610nm after calibration using a built-in calibration light source (Option 25). This enables high-spec laser diodes and optical filters used in DWDM to be evaluated accurately. The wavelength linearity is ±10pm at 1530nm to 1570nm enabling the spacing of wavelength-multiplexed signals to be measured accurately. Specifications. Wavelength Measurement range: 600 to 1700 nm. Wavelength Accuracy: <= ± 500 pm. Wavelength Linearity: <= ± 10 pm (1530 to 1570 nm). Wavelength Repeatability: <= ± 3 pm (1530 to 1610 nm). Wavelength Resolution Setting: 10 pm, 20 pm, 50 pm, 100 pm, 200 pm, 500 pm. Level Measurement range: -87 to +23 dBm (1250 to 1610 nm). Level Accuracy: <= ± 0.4 dB (1550 nm). Level Linearity: <= ± 0.05 dB (-50 to -10 dBm, 1550 nm). Level Repeatability: <= ± 0.02 dB (1530 to 1610 nm). Level Flatness: <= ± 0.2 dB (1530 to 1610 nm). Level Polarization dependence: <= ± 0.05 dB (1250 to 1610 nm). Level Dynamic range: 50 dB (at ± 100pm from peak wavelength). Sweep Span: From 0.2nm to full span and zero. Sweep Number of samples: 101, 201, 501, 1001, 2001, 500.


Standard Calibration $670.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the ADVANTEST Q8384. 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.

Amplified Spontaneous Emission Source (ASE)
ASE, a process where spontaneously emitted radiation (luminescence) is amplified. In lasers and particularly in high-gain erbium-doped amplifiers, amplified spontaneous emission is usually an unwanted effect. It tends to limit the gain achievable in a single stage of a fiber optic amplifier to the order of 40–50 dB.

Dynamic Range
In a transmission system, the ratio of the overload level to the noise level of the system, usually expressed in dB. Ratio of the highest to lowest detectable signal of a system, expressed in dB.

Optical Power
Optical Power is usually measured in "dBm", or decibels referenced to one miliwatt of power. while loss is a relative reading, optical power is an absolute measurement, referenced to standards. You measure absolute power to test transmitters or receivers and relative power to test loss.

Relative Wavelength Accuracy
When randomly changing the wavelength and measuring the differences between the actual and displayed wavelengths, the relative wavelength accuracy is ± half the span between the maximum and the minimum value of all differences.

Wavelength is a term for the color of light, usually expressed in nanometers (nm) or microns (m). In Fiber Optics the wavelenghts mostly used are in the infrared region where the light is invisible to the human eye.

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