A calibration by Custom-Cal is performed by engineers with extensive OEM experience. We have the expertise and the necessary standards to perform the ACTERNA OLP-18B Calibration, onsite calibration may be available. We specialize in quick turnaround times and we can handle expedited deliveries upon request.

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   ACTERNA OLP-18B   Description / Specification:    
ACTERNA OLP-18B 800 to 1700 nm Handheld Optical Power Meter

The Acterna OLP-18B Optical Power Meter is especially suitable for applications involving the installation, maintenance or repair of fiber optics networks, as they are both compact and easy to use. It can be used to make power and loss measurements in the wavelength range from 800 to 1700 nm. The OLP-18B is specially suited to measuring high power levels, such as those found in CATV systems, optical amplifiers (e.g. EDFA) and high-power lasers. The upper display limit for the OLP-18B is +26 dBm. The lower limit of below -60 dBm means that the instruments are suitable for practically any application. The OLP-18B can store up to 150 sets of data and output these to a PC or printer for documentation via the built-in RS 232 interface. Specifications. Wavelength range: 800 to 1700nm. Photodiode: InGaAs. Fiber type: 9/125 to 500/125 um. Standard wavelengths, switchable: 850,980,1310,1480, 1550, 1625 nm. Display range: -60 to +26 dBm. Max. permitted level: +26 dBm. Intrinsic error: ± 0.13 dB (corresponds to ±3%). Overall measurement uncertainty for the level range -50 to +23 dBm: + 0.33 dB +10 nW (850 nm), ±0.25 dB ±2 nW (1300,1310 nm), ±0.25 dB ±2 nW (1550 nm). Wavelength detection: automatic switching and display of nominal wavelength. Data memory: 1000 results. Results data/Remote control: RS 232 interface. Modulation detection: 270 Hz, 330 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz. Result display: LCD, 4-digit. Resolution: 0.01 dB/0.001 uW.


Standard Calibration $185.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the ACTERNA OLP-18B. 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.

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Optical power referenced to 1 millimatt

Multimode Fiber
Multimode Fiber has a large core (almost always 62.5 microns - a micron is one one millionth of a meter - but sometimes 50 microns) and is used with LED sources at wavelengths of 850 and 1300 nm for short distance, lower speed networks like LANs. Both multimode and singlemode fiber have an outside diameter of 125 microns - about 5 thousandths of an inch - just slightly larger than a human hair.

Power Repeatability
Power Repeatability is the random uncertainty in reproducing the power level after changing and re-setting the power level. The power repeatability is ± half the span (in dB) between the highest and lowest actual power. Note: - The long-term power repeatability can be obtained by taken the power repeatability and power stability into account.

Refractive Index
The refractive index or index of refraction of a substance is a measure of the speed of light in that substance. It is expressed as a ratio of the speed of light in vacuum relative to that in the considered medium. The velocity at which light travels in vacuum is a physical constant, and the fastest speed at which energy or information can be transferred. However, light travels slower through any given material, or medium, that is not vacuum.

Total insertion loss
A measure of the loss of light within an optical component

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