Analog Optical Power Meter.

Available in PXI and MATRIQ platforms

Power 1500 Series

The Power 1500 Series analog power meter brings cost-effective test and measurement. The Power 1500 provides logarithmic analog output as well as a digital optical power meter for applications that require real-time feedback.

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Single logarithmic amplifier

Use of a logarithmic amplifier eliminates the gain jumps exhibited by power meters with multi-stage linear amplifiers. Get consistent and reliable measurement at all power levels.

Supports singlemode and multi-mode applications

Accepts either single-mode or multi-mode fiber for a seamless integration into your setup.

Digital optical power readout

Convenient digital output of optical power makes it great for applications that require real-time feedback.

Analog output for seamless hardware integration

The analog output can be integrated into your hardware set-up for fast power feedback in the order of kHz. The logarithmic output makes it easy to detect low-power signals.

Simple, intuitive operation with CohesionUI™

Control the Power 1500 Series from your PC or mobile device. Plus, large format view mode makes it easy  to monitor your instrument even when working away from your desk.

Find ‘first-light’ fast

For silicon photonics manufacturers, the design, assembly and testing of devices is a highly complex and challenging task, requiring sub-micron alignment of components to ensure effective fiber/optical coupling and device performance.

With its analog RF output, the Power 1500 Series optical power meter has been designed to offer 60 dB of optical power range measurement across its output voltage ranging over several volts, with a continuously uninterrupted, logarithmic response.

Integrated hardware triggering

PXI’s integrated timing and hardware triggering capabilities allow the user to synchronize a variety of instruments through the trigger bus and system reference clock features of the PXI platform.

  • Perfect for analog control loops that require feedback of the optical power
  • Automate mechanical fiber positioning in your production environment
  • Quickly characterize modulator transfer functions
  • Measure insertion versus wavelength of your components using a swept laser