Keysight (Agilent) 8504B REPAIR and Keysight (Agilent) 8504B CALIBRATION

Custom-Cal has a high success rate in the repair of the Keysight (Agilent) 8504B. A calibration by Custom-Cal is performed by engineers with extensive OEM experience. We have the expertise and the necessary standards to perform the Keysight (Agilent) 8504B Calibration, onsite calibration may be available. We specialize in quick turnaround times and we can handle expedited deliveries upon request.

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   Keysight (Agilent) 8504B   Description / Specification:    
Keysight (Agilent) 8504B Lightwave Precision Reflectometer

The HP 8504B precision reflectometer can make accurate measurements using sm 9/125 micrometer fiber and components. Measurements range from reflections within lightwave components, differential path length failure mode analysis, differential propogation delay in multiple or birefringent devices and source coherence functions. There are two internal wavelength sources, 1300 and 1550 nm. Peak wavelengths for both sources can occur within +/- 30 nm of center. The spectral width for both sources is 55 nm. Return loss can be measured across a range from 10 to 80 dB on both wavelength sources to an accuracy of +/- 2 dB. For measurements of closely spaced reflections, the spatial resolution at 1300 nm is 17 micrometers. The spacial resolution at 1550 nm is 44 micrometers. The 8504B can also measure two events at varying relative distances. For a measurement span of 1 to 10 mm, measurements are accurate to +/- 2% of span. For a measurement span of 10 to 400 mm, measurements are accurate to +/- 1% of span. The full measurement span is 1 to 400 mm, but can be extended with provided extension cables. The Agilent 8504B has low level spurios response, with levels >65 dB below largest reflection at 1300 and 1550 nm. The sweep speed is 18 mm/sec. The unit also comes with one 1 meter fiber optic cable pair, and FC/PC front panel adapter, FC/PC barrel, and a low-reflection termination. Option 001 adds 6 fiber-optic cable pairs, .5 to 1.75 meters, an FC/PC barrel, and a cable fixture tray


Standard Calibration $775.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the Keysight (Agilent) 8504B. 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.

Bit Error Ratio (BER)
Bit Error Ratio (BER) is the ratio of errors caused by the number of bits in a data stream that have been altered due to noise, interference, distoriton or bit synchronization errors.

Variation of insertion loss on the passband of an optical device.

Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL)
Polarization Dependent Loss is the difference between the maximum and minimum values of loss due to the variation of the polarization states of light propagating through a device. PDL is expressed in decibels. Calculated by; PDL = 10 log10 (Ep/Es), where EP and ES are the measured diffraction efficiencies for P- and S-plane polarized incident light, respectively.

Return Loss (RL)
Return Loss (RL) is the ratio of the incident power to the reflected power expressed in dB. RL = 10log (Pin/Pback)

Wavelength Resolution
Wavelength Resolution is the smallest possible displayed wavelength increment/decrement.

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