Finisar offers optical spectrum analyzer for R&D and production

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) has unveiled its WaveAnalyzer 1500S High-Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer. Targeted at R&D and production applications, the WaveAnalyzer 1500S offers ultra-high resolution and high-speed spectral analysis, the company asserts. Finisar also took the wraps off of its WaveShaper 100S Tunable Optical Filter.

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) has unveiled its WaveAnalyzer 1500S High-Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer. Targeted at R&D and production applications, the WaveAnalyzer 1500S offers ultra-high resolution and high-speed spectral analysis, the company asserts. Finisar also took the wraps off of its WaveShaper 100S Tunable Optical Filter.

The WaveAnalyzer 1500S leverages coherent detection and offers sub-picometer wavelength resolution across the entire C-band, Finisar says. It can execute a full C-band scan with 20-MHz spectral resolution in 0.25 s; a detailed spectral analysis of a 100-GHz window takes less than 25 ms, Finisar adds.

The combination of fast measurement speed, high sensitivity, and low noise floor not only reduces test time, provides more accurate results, Finisar says. The WaveAnalyzer 1500S has what the company describes as “a very small footprint” and low power consumption as well.

Meanwhile, the WaveShaper 100S Tunable Optical Filter also has been designed with production test applications in mind. It offers precise control over the filter bandwidth and center frequency to support for current test requirements as well as next-generation flexible-grid-based networks and subsystems. The filter can be controlled using Finisar's WaveManager graphical user interface. A simple application programming interface (API) supports both Windows and Linux.

Finisar will show off the new instruments, as well as the rest of its WaveShaper portfolio, at OFC/NFOEC from March 19-21 in its booth, #2405. The company will also have a workshop featuring the instruments at its booth March 18.

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