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-16C 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-16C   Description / Specification:    
ACTERNA OLP-16C 800 to 1700 nm Handheld Optical Power Meter

The Acterna OLP-16C is a compact, high performance optical power meter for installation, maintenance and repair in fiber optic networks. It can be used on their own for simple system power measurements, or with a light source for insertion loss measurements. Absolute power level can be stored with a single keystroke, making it easy to take relative loss test measurements. High performance OLPs can be used to detect the modulation frequency of the fiber to be measured, for identification purposes. To speed this process, an audible signal identifying the fiber as one of four standard frequencies sounds as soon as the fiber is brought near the input. Specifications. Wavelength range: 800 to 1700 nm. Photodiode: InGaAs. Fiber type: 9/125 to 50/125 mm. Standard wavelengths, switchable: 850, 1300, 1310, 1480, 1510, 1550, 1625 nm. Display range: - 80 to +15 dBm. Max. permitted level: + 15 dBm. Intrinsic uncertainty: ±0.13 dB (±3%). Overall measurement uncertainty for the level range -70 to +11 dBm: ±0.3 dB ±0.15 nW (850 nm), ±0.2 dB ±0.02 nW (1300,1310 nm), ±0.2 dB ±0.02 nW (1550 nm), ±0.35 dB ±0.02 nW (1625 nm). Data memory: 1000 measurement results. Data readout/remote control: RS-232 interface. Modulation detection: 270Hz, 330 Hz, 1 kHz, 2k Hz. Result display: LCD, 4 digit. Resolution: 0.01 dB/0.001 µW.


Standard Calibration $185.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the ACTERNA OLP-16C. 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.

Broadband Source (BBS)
A Broadband Source is a spectrally large source that emits a signal which contains a continuous range of frequencies with a broad optical bandwidth (usually 100 nm or more). Sometimes called a white light source, there are two different meanings of this term. Visible white light and a source which does not necessarily emit in the visible spectral region.

Coherence is the pattern and or relationships of waves due to phase properties.

Linearity is the relative difference between the displayed power ratio, Dx/D0, and the actual (true) power ratio Px/P0 caused by changing the displayed power level from the reference level, D0, to an arbitrary displayed level, Dx.

Power Flatness Over Modulation
When changing the wavelength and modulation frequency, and measuring the differences between actual and displayed power levels (in dB), the power flatness is ± half the span between the maximum and the minimum value of all differences.

Singlemode fiber
Singlemode Fiber has a small core, only about 9 microns, and is used for telephony and CATV with laser sources at 1300 and 1550 nm. It can go very long distances at very high speeds. 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.

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