VICTOR, NEW YORK January 31, 2017 – Bristol Instruments, Inc., the leader in optical wavelength measurement instrumentation, has announced the introduction of its new 438 Series Multi-Wavelength Meter. This product measures the wavelength, power, and OSNR of as many as 1000 discrete optical signals. With key features such as high accuracy, fast measurement rate, straightforward operation, and rugged design, the model 438 provides the most precise, reliable, and efficient WDM wavelength testing available to meet the needs of the most demanding applications.
The 438 Multi-Wavelength Meter combines proven Michelson interferometer-based technology with fast Fourier transform analysis. Wavelength is measured to an accuracy as high as ± 0.3 pm, power is measured to an accuracy of ± 0.5 dB, and OSNR is automatically calculated to greater than 40 dB. A measurement rate of 10 Hz enables a reduction in wavelength testing times resulting in greater manufacturing productivity. What’s more, a broad operational wavelength range of 1000 to 1680 nm covers all optical communications bands.
“Our customers who are involved in the production of WDM components are intent on improving the efficiency of their testing processes,” said Dr. Brian Samoriski, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Bristol Instruments. “The new 438 Multi-Wavelength Meter provides these customers with the opportunity to reduce the time required for their wavelength testing.”
About Bristol Instruments
Since its founding in 2005, Bristol Instruments has solely focused on designing, manufacturing, and marketing precision instruments using its expertise in optical interferometry. Bristol’s flagship products accurately characterize the wavelength and spectral properties of lasers used by scientists and engineers at universities and government and industrial laboratories. They are also used for the development and production testing of laser transmitters used in optical fiber communications. In addition, Bristol Instruments provides interferometer-based products to reliably measure critical physical dimensions of materials such as specialty plastic films, medical tubing, and ophthalmic products.