Lightwave transmission systems require accurate and repeatable characterization of their electro-optical, electrical, and optical components to guarantee high speed performance. The Agilent 8702D Lightwave Component Analyzer improves the design and specification of these lightwave components. It operates by analyzing a swept frequency signal modulating a 1300 or 1550 nm optical carrier.
Characterize components to high bandwidths with modulation frequencies to 3 GHz (6 GHz optionally)
Isolate laser and photodiode response with calibrated transmitter and receiver measurements
Accurately measure electrical return loss of photo diodes, lasers, connectors, and other lightwave components
Measure the swept frequency response of modulation second and third harmonics
Locate reflections and view step response with distance/time domain measurements