Adaptif Photonics advances polarization management instrumentation

7 October 2003 Hamburg, Germany Lightwave--Adaptif Photonics GmbH is launching the A1000 High-Speed Polarization Analyzer and the A3100 Polarization Controller, the first products in a series of high speed polarization measurement and control instruments.

Oct 7th, 2003

7 October 2003 Hamburg, Germany Lightwave--Adaptif Photonics GmbH is launching the A1000 High-Speed Polarization Analyzer and the A3100 Polarization Controller, the first products in a series of high speed polarization measurement and control instruments.

The A1000 High-Speed Polarization Analyzer is a compact unit, which allows the measurement of the polarization of optical signals with up to megasample per
second speed. Parameters such as the state of polarization (SOP) and the degree of polarization (DOP) are obtained with microsecond resolution, according to the company.

The A3100 Polarization Controller offers multiple functionalities supporting a broad range of applications that require polarization management. As a SOP stabilizer, the A3100 provides a stable output SOP, even with high-speed changes of the input SOP. As a polarization scrambler, the A3100 varies the output SOP in a completely random/pseudo random way. And as a SOP switch, the A3100 supports polarization-mode dispersion/polarization-dependent loss (PMD/PDL) testing of components in conjunction with the A1000 High-Speed Polarization Analyzer. Polarization NAVIGATOR PC software integrates support for all applications with a powerful and convenient user interface.

Announcing the products' release, Dr. Ralf Stolte, Adaptif Photonics' CEO stated, "Customers are showing great enthusiasm for our new products. [The devices] are offering functionality and ease of use well beyond that that has been available in the market until now, and [customers] are applying them in a broad variety of applications in both the communications and more traditional industries."

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