Testing polarization dependence of next-generation optical devices such as photonic integrated circuits (PIC), silicon photonics (SiPho), co-packaged optics (CPO) or optical transceivers, is made possible with our new POL-1200 Series polarization controller.

PIC, SiPho, CPO and comparable technologies are critical to support novel optical interconnects that will unlock the true potential of AI and HPC in the coming decade. Tightly controlling polarization and validating polarization dependence are critical elements of high-volume manufacturing and could become a bottleneck for scaling these technologies.

The POL-1200 is an ultra-fast, low-loss polarization controller designed to address this emerging pain point. It enables manually setting a polarization state, perform a quick polarization scan, or entirely depolarizes the optical signal. It provides the full spectrum of polarization control to test and validate your DUT to ensure it meets required specifications.

The POL-1200 is currently available in PXI so it can easily be combined with Quantifi Photonics’ other PXI-based photonics test instruments such as tunable lasers or OSAs, as well as third-party PXI modules like SMUs. Its compact, modular PXI form factor allows easy integration into wafer probing, or assembly/alignment equipment. A compact benchtop version is also available upon request.

Iannick Monfils, CTO of Quantifi Photonics says, “As part of our mission to enable the scaling of next-generation photonics technologies, it’s critical to provide the ability to test polarization dependence quickly in a high-volume test and manufacturing environment. The POL-1200 Series follows closely behind the release of our Laser-2000 swept tunable laser, which is another important tool to enable the transition of next-gen optical interconnect technologies such as PIC, SiPho, CPO, and In-package Optical I/O to high volume manufacturing.”

Key features

  • High-speed operation: Extremely fast signal optimization for polarization dependent testing.
  • Three operating modes: Scan and Optimize, Manual and Depolarize.
  • Low insertion loss: Advanced design for exceptionally low insertion loss.
  • High optical power handling: Handles up to 500 mW of optical input power (+25 dBm).
  • Full software control: Use SCPI, LabVIEW, the browser-based GUI or your preferred programming language.
  • Comprehensive triggering capabilities: Allows fully automated, complex test systems, with synchronized test instruments such as step-tuned and swept lasers, optical spectrum analyzers and third-party PXI-compliant instruments.

View the POL-1200 webpage to find out more or contact sales@quantifiphotonics.com to schedule a demo or on-site evaluation.

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