Finisar introduces L-band high-res optical spectrum analyser for R&D and manufacturing applications

Created September 4, 2019
Technologies and Products

Finisar has introduced its WaveAnalyser™ 1500S/L High Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyser designed to inspect the spectral characteristics of optical channels in the L-band of the telecommunications spectrum. This instrument has been developed for researchers and engineers focused on optical communication systems operating in the L-band as well as for manufacturing test applications on the production floor.

The new WaveAnalyser 1500S/L is based on heterodyne measurement technology and offers a resolution bandwidth of 180 MHz. It provides a high scan rate of four updates per second for full L-band scans and up to 10 updates per second for smaller range scans.

Similar to the C-band version of the WaveAnalyser 1500S, the new L-band unit also has a built-in web server which includes a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and an Application Programming Interface (API). Additional analysis functions include Optical Signal to Noise Ratio (OSNR) measurements and Multi-Wavelength Analysis or Side Mode Suppression Ratio (SMSR) measurements. The WaveAnalyser 1500S/L can be ordered immediately and will start shipping in September.

Several members of the Finisar Instrumentation Portfolio, including WaveShaper® and WaveAnalyser instruments will be on display at ECOC 2019 at the RDS Venue in Dublin, Ireland from September 23 to 25 at Finisar’s booth #62.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.