Spectral testing of active systems in lab and manufacturing environments


Spectral analysis is a key part of thorough optical source qualification. This white paper outlines the recommended tests in laboratory and manufacturing environments for optical sources and optical amplifiers. First, it shows why spectral testing is fundamental in lab and manufacturing environments. Second, it describes the different types of optical sources in order of increasing complexity and explains the relevant tests for each of them. And finally, it presents EXFO’s spectral instruments for each type of source.

  • optical transmitter
  • spectral testing
  • lab and manufacturing
  • optical spectrum analyzer
  • optical source
  • optical amplifier