BURLEIGH WA-1500 REPAIR and BURLEIGH WA-1500 CALIBRATION

 
Custom-Cal has a high success rate in the repair of the BURLEIGH WA-1500. A calibration by Custom-Cal is performed by engineers with extensive OEM experience. We have the expertise and the necessary standards to perform the BURLEIGH WA-1500 Calibration, onsite calibration may be available. We specialize in quick turnaround times and we can handle expedited deliveries upon request.

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   BURLEIGH WA-1500 (WA1500)   Description / Specification:    
BURLEIGH WA-1500 Wavelength Meter

The Burleigh WA-1500 system employs Burleigh’s proven scanning Michelson interferometer-based WAVEMETER technology to determine the absolute wavelength of a laser by comparing its interference fringe pattern with that of a built-in HeNe laser wavelength standard. Three versions of the WA-1500 WAVEMETER are available for different operational wavelength ranges: visible (VIS: 400-1100 nm), near infrared (NIR: 600-1800 nm), and infrared (IR: 1.5-4 µm). Each version includes a photodetector and a beamsplitter optimized for its operational wavelength range. Conversion from one wavelength range to another is accomplished simply by replacing the photodetector and beamsplitter. This WAVEMETER system includes two standard methods of laser input. A laser beam from an optical fiber enters through a standard FC/PC (FC/APC optional) connector on the front panel. Or, a free space laser beam enters through an aperture on the side of the system. A flip mirror is used to switch from one input method to the other. The fiber-optic input is used primarily for visible and near infrared wavelengths. Specifications. Wavelength Range: 400 - 1100 nm (VIS), 600 - 1800 nm (NIR), 1.5 - 4 µm (IR). Absolute Accuracy: ± 0.2 ppm, ± 0.0002 nm @ 1000 nm, ±0.002 cm @ 10,000 cm, ± 0.06 GHz @ 300,000 GHz. Display Resolution: 0.0001 nm, 0.001 cm, 0.01 GHz. Units: nm or cm (vacuum or air), GHz. Optical Input Signal Sensitivity: 20 µW (VIS, NIR), 1 mW (IR). Maximum Optical Input Signal: 2 mW (VIS, NIR), 100 mW (IR). Measurement Update Rate: 4 Hz. Optical Input Fiber: FC/PC connector standard, FC/APC connector optional. Analog Output: ± 5 volts proportional to wavelength deviation. Instrument Interface: RS-232 standard, GPIB/IEEE-488 optional.



 

Standard Calibration $350.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the BURLEIGH WA-1500. 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.

Coherence Length
Average distance over which superimposed waves lose their phase relationships

Linewidth
Linewidth is the width of a spectral line in terms of wavelength, wave number and frequency.

Power Flatness Versus Wavelength
When changing the wavelength at constant power setting and recording the differences between actual and displayed power levels, the power flatness is ± half the span (in dB) between the maximum and the minimum of the measured power levels.

Spectral Width
Spectral Width is the wavelength interval over which the magnitude of all spectral components is equal to or greater than a specified fraction of the magnitude of the component having the maximum value. In optical communications applications, the usual method of specifying spectral width is the full width at half maximum. This is the same convention used in bandwidth, defined as the frequency range where power drops by less than half (at most -3 dB).

Telecom Bands
Optical fiber communications typically operate in a wavelength region corresponding to one of the following Bands. O Band (original): 1260–1360 nm. E Band (extended): 1360–1460 nm. S Band (short wavelengths): 1460–1530 nm. C Band (conventional): 1530–1565 nm. L Band (long wavelengths): 1565–1625 nm. U Band (ultralong wavelengths): 1625–1675 nm


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