October 13, 2004 Utica, NY -- Test equipment vendor NetTest today announced the introduction of its newest tunable laser source, the ECL-400. From 1260 nm to 1650 nm, the ECL-400 provides full telecom band coverage for the O, E, S, C, L, and U bands in a single compact unit. With peak power up to +10 dBm, and 0-dBm guaranteed power over the entire tuning range, the ECL-400 is the ideal tool for testing CWDM passive and active components.
Utilizing high performance External Cavity Lasers based on NetTest's Tunics technology, the ECL-400 offers what the company claims is excellent optical power and wavelength stability. The ECL-400 fits inside the classical eight-slot modular Osics platform, a compact 3-U format ideal for research & development and production testing.
The full-band laser is made of four ECL modules and one optical switch featuring Automatic Power Control. With this modular approach, you buy only the wavelength range you need today and keep the ability to extend it later on. The remaining free slots could be utilized for any of the other Osics modules, such as DFBs, ASE sources, EDFAs, or additional tunable lasers modules.