OZ Optics’ ASE (Amplified Spontaneous Emission) broadband low coherence light sources are ideal instruments for optical component spectral measurement and system compliance testing in manufacturing and R&D environments. The new generation of ASE sources have no high-frequency ripples, which makes them very useful for sensor interrogation applications.
ASE broadband light sources are available to cover the C-band, L-band, or both the C & L bands together. These are available with either a flattened spectral output for demanding applications, or a non-flattened response for less demanding or cost-sensitive applications. A range of output powers are available.
The output light is accessed via a female fiber connector receptacle on the front panel. A variety of standard connector types are available. Custom connectors can also be accommodated.
ASE broadband light sources are available in bench-top, rackmount or OEM module form factors. The basic version of the source features a built-in microprocessor for applications that require output power adjustment. RS-232 and USB interfaces are included, with the addition of a GPIB interface offered as an option.
High Output Power: 13 dBm (20 mW) to 27 dBm (500 mW)
Wide Spectral Bandwidth
Operating Wavelength Range (Typ.): 1527 to 1610 nm (Unflattened), 1531 to 1607 nm (Flattened)
Spectrum Flatness (Typ.): 1.0 to 2.0 dB
Covers C Band, L Band, or Both
High Power Stability: 0.02 dB (1 h)
Un-polarized Output Light
Minimum Output Isolation: 45 dB
Minimum Return Loss: 55 dB
Termination: Receptacle Style, FC/PC, FC/APC, ST, SC, SCA, LC, MU
Interfaces: RS232 and USB, GPIB Optional
High Performance-to-cost Ratio
Optional Built-in Attenuator and Optical Power Monitor
Custom Design Flexibility
Operating Temperature Range: 0 to +40°C
Applications:Optical Component Testing; Telecom System Compliance Testing; EDFA Gain Spectrum Measurements; Optical Fiber Sensors and Sensing Systems; WDM by Spectral Slicing; Biomedical Imaging; Coherent Communication Systems