The 8703B lightwave component analyzer is a unique, general-purpose instrument for testing electro-optical communication system components. It is designed specifically for the high-volume demands of 10 Gb/s component manufacturing test.
Testing 10 Gb/s optical components
The 8703B is a manufacturing test solution for such diverse optical and electro-optical components, assemblies and devices as lasers and LEDs, photodiodes, fiber cables, connectors and transmitter/receiver pairs. Measurements can also be made on electrical microwave components such as amplifiers, cables, connectors, attenuators, and waveguides.
Source and receiver slope responsivity performance, including such parameters as modulation bandwidth, can be tested on optical sources and receivers. For sources and receivers, electrical reflection performance can also be tested. For optical devices, the 8703B offers optical transfer function tests, including insertion loss and group delay. Optical reflection performance can be tested on all types of components and devices using the external Agilent 11890A directional coupler. Microwave devices can also be tested for electrical transfer function test and electrical reflection response tests.
One of the key benefits of the 8703B is its ability to perform calibrated measurements on optical components. Through the temperature compensated optical components in the lightwave deck and error correction algorithms, the 8703B removes the inherent systematic errors from the measured data of the device. The ability to make calibrated, repeatable measurements assures accuracy, reliability and confidence in the components being tested. The 8703B is a general-purpose instrument that can measure a wide range of parameters. It is a flexible platform of measurement assurance for optical, electro-optical and electrical components.
HP / Agilent 8703B