Key Performance Specifications
Special Calibration Options
- ±1.5% uncertainty with special calibration
- ±0.8% uncertainty with PTB calibration
The Agilent 81624B optical power heads are specially designed for low PDL, low spectral ripple and high return loss and are used for optical component test. The heads come with a magnetic D-shape adapter and provide a safe stand. The optical heads have to be operated with the single (Agilent 81618A) or dual (Agilent 81619A) interface modules.
These modules are controlled in any configuration in any of the mainframes 8163B, 8164B and 8166B. A highly flexible connector interface palette addresses connectorized, bare fiber or open beam applications.
- Low PDL uncertainty ±0.002dB
- Large area detector 5mm
- Wavelength Range: 800 nm to 1700 nm
- Power Range: –90 dBm to +10 dBm
- Sensor element:InGaAs, Ø5 mm
- Low relative uncertainty reduces the impact of connectorizing and fiber handling and leads to a robust test setup
- The large area detector is less susceptible for connector misalignment and guarantees highly repeatable measurement results. Lower power per mm² makes the optical head more suitable for high power measurements and guarantees better linearity
What is the difference between the 8162xA and the 8162xB optical heads?
Most of the functionality of the 8152x optical heads was carried over when Agilent Technologies first introduced the 8162xA family of optical heads. However, the 8162xA optical heads did not have an analog output available. The 8162xB models, with the exception of the 81625B (now replaced by the 81626B), all offer an analog output on the optical head.
In addition, some specifications have been added. For example, the 81623B now has a specification for power variation with polarization. The 81623A did not.
The main difference is that the 8162xB models (exception is the 81625B) offer an analog output, the 8162xA do not. All functionality the 8162xA offered is available for the corresponding B model.