The Santec Swept Test System has been developed to streamline photonic testing, providing a complete solution where high-speed analysis with high resolution and accuracy is key. Combining Santec’s tunable laser, TSL-510/ TSL-710, with a Santec Swept Processing Unit SPU-100 and custom software the complete Swept Test System optimizes WDL/PDL measurement for use in both R&D and production environments.
Using real-time referencing, while simultaneously acquiring output power from TSL-510/TSL-710 and the transmitted optical power through the DUT, provides high accuracy in WDL/PDL analysis. Over-sampling and a rescaling algorithm are used to maximize testing throughput while maintaining measurement integrity. The system is particularly suited to transmission spectra characterization such as that required for DWDM components and Hi-Q photonic devices. Rapid sweep and accurate measurement saves time and ensures the integrity and validity of your device characterization.
You can configure a swept measurement system utilizing the Swept Test System with the Santec Tunable Laser TSL-510/TSL-710, Santec Swept Processing Unit SPU-100 and any basic optical power meter. Santec also offers photo receivers for swept measurements.
Other customs may be possible upon request. Please ask.
WDL (Wavelength Dependent Loss) Measurement
1. Measurement dynamic range
There two choices of TSL-510 model depending on desired output spectral characteristics, one with higher SNR and the other with higher peak power. Choice of laser will depend on the required dynamic range and spectral profile of measurement. The graphs below show the transmission spectra of a bandpass filter and a notch type filter, respectively. TSL with high SNR enables high dynamic range measurement especially for this type of notch filter with sharp stop band (ex. FBG filter or interleaver).
2.Wavelength accuracy of measurement
TSL-510 can be equipped with an optional integrated wavelength monitor. The graph shows measurement examples when using TSL-510 with a wavelength monitor option. (Acetylene gas cell is used for wavelength reference.)
|R Branch||Absorption Wavelength [nm] *||Santec Wavelength [nm]||P Branch||Absorption Wavelength [nm] *||Santec Wavelength [nm]|
|TSL-510 Type||–||Type A||Type B||Type C||Type D|
|Dynamic range *1,5||dB||50||70||50||70||Bandpass filter|
|Absolute wavelength accuracy *2,5||pm||+/-57||+/-4.8||at 10nm/s|
|Relative wavelength accuracy *2,5||pm||+/-27||+/-3.3||at 10nm/s|
|Wavelength repeatability *5||pm||+/-11||+/-1.5||at 10nm/s|
|Scan speed||nm/s||5 to 40|
|Power repeatability *3,5||dB||+/-0.02|
|Outputs fromDUT measured *4||–||1|
|Communication||–||USB (USB 2.0 High Speed)||SPU-100 / PC|
|GP-IB (IEEE488.2)||TSL-510 / OPM / PC|
|OperatingTemperature||degC||15 to 35|
|Operating humidity||%||<80||non condensing|
|* All specifications are quoted after 1 hour warm-up period.All specifications applies when Agilent optical power meter 816x+816xx.*1 This value depends on scan speed.The measurement condition is within wavelength resolution 1pm, wavelength range 40nm for 1 channel.*2 Temperature within 25ºC±5ºC*3 Averaging time 100us*4 Multi channel is available.*5 Typical value|