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-15B 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-15B   Description / Specification:    
ACTERNA OLP-15B 800 to 1700 nm Handheld Optical Power Meter

The Acterna OLP-15B 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-15B 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-15B is +20 dBm. The lower limit of below -60 dBm means that the instruments are suitable for practically any application. The OLP-15B 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: Germanium. Fiber type: 9/125 to 100/140 um. Standard wavelengths, switchable: 780, 850, 1300, 1310, 1550 nm. Display range: -70 to +11 dBm. Max. permitted level: +20 dBm. Intrinsic error: ± 0.13 dB (corresponds to ±3%). Overall measurement uncertainty for the level range -60 to +18 dBm: + 0.25dB +0.8 nW (850 nm), ±0.20 dB ±2 nW (1300,1310 nm), ±0.40 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-15B. 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.

Bandwidth is the difference between the upper and lower frequencies in a contiguous set of frequencies within which a fiber optic component, link or network will operate.

Extinction Ratio (ER)
Extinction Ratio is the ratio of two optical power levels, of a digital signal generated by an optical source, (example a laser diode), where P1 is the optical power level generated when the light source is "on," and P0 is the power level generated when the light source is "off." The extinction ratio may be expressed as a fraction, in dB, or as a percentage.

Optical Signal-to-noise Ratio (OSNR)
Optical Signal-to-noise ratio is the ratio between the signal power and the noise power in a given bandwidth. Most commonly a reference bandwidth of 0.1 nm is used. This bandwidth is independent from the modulation format, the frequency and the receiver. For instance a OSNR of 20dB/0.1nm could be given, even the signal of 40 GBit DPSK would not fit in this bandwidth. OSNR is measured with a Optical Spectrum Analyzer. It is generally measured at the wavelength of interest.

Repeatability is the variation in a number of repeated measured quantities when measurement conditions are changed and restored. The value corresponds to half the spread between the minimum and maximum value measured.

Wavelength Repeatability
Wavelength Repeatability is the random uncertainty in reproducing a wavelength after detuning and re-setting the wavelength. The wavelength repeatability is ± half the span between the maximum and the minimum value of all actual values of these wavelengths. Example test condition: uninterrupted TLS output power, constant power level, temperature within operating temperature range, coherence control off, short time span. Note: NOTE The long-term wavelength repeatability can be obtained by taken the wavelength repeatability and wavelength stability into account.

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