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   ANDO AQ3150   Description / Specification:    
ANDO AQ3150 Optical Variable Attenuator

The Ando AQ3150 is a highly precise optical variable attenuator, ideal for measurements of optical loss characteristics and transmission error rate in evaluating single-mode fiber-optic communications equipment. The Ando AQ3150 contains a step attenuator for precise optical level adjustments up to 60dB in 0.001 dB steps. The Ando AQ3150 is available in three types; Basic, With monitor output and High return loss type. Specifications. Wavelength: 1200 nm to 1650 nm. Max. attenuation: 60 dB. Attenuation Deviation: ±0.1 dB. Repeatability: ±0.01 dB. Minimum Attnuation Step: 0.001 dB. Switching Time: 500 ms. Inserton Loss: 2.5 dB max. (2.5 dB max. for monitor output type). Return Loss: 45 dB min. (60 dB min. for High return loss type). Maxmum Input Power: +23 dBm. Shutter Isolation: 100 dB. Applicable fiber: SM (10/125 um). GP-IB, complies with IEEE-488.


Standard Calibration $185.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the ANDO AQ3150. 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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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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