Product information "MDL-003 Fiber Optic Delay Line"
840-1650 nm; Delay Range 0-100, 0-200 ps; RL 55 dB; Fiber Type SMF-28, HI780, HI1060, PM Panda; IL 1 dB; PDL 0.15 dB
General Photonics’ motorized variable optical delay line is the smallest delay line in the MDL series of products, with a total volume of less than 2 cubic inches. The MDL-003 provides low-cost, precision optical path length adjustment and delay scanning functionality. This addition to the MDL product line is specifically designed for OEM applications that require continuous scanning capability and a small footprint.
The standard MDL-003 motorized variable optical delay line has a delay range of 100 ps; however an internal mirror can be installed to double pass the light, thereby doubling the delay range. The device uses a stepper motor and dual position sensors for precise control. A small controller board is available as an option.
Low Insertion Loss (IL): 1 dB
Insertion Loss Variation: ±0.3 dB Over Entire Range
High Delay-to-Length Ratio
Operating Wavelengths: 840, 1060, 1310, 1550 or 1260 to 1650 nm
Optical Delay Range: 0 to 100 ps, Single-pass
Optical Delay Resolution: 30 μm, Single-pass at Maximum Speed
Optical Delay Accuracy: ±40 μm, Single-pass at Maximum Speed
Optical Delay Repeatability: ±40 μm, Single-pass at Maximum Speed
Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL): 0.15 dB (SM Fiber)
Return Loss (RL): 55 dB
Extinction Ratio: >18 dB (PM Model)
Actuation Speed: 50 ps/s (Single-pass) Maximum
Optical Damage Power Threshold: 100 mW
Fiber Type: SMF-28, HI780, HI1060, PM Panda
Dimensions: 51 x 36 x 14 mm
Applications: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Systems; Scientific Instrument Control; Network Optical Path Length Control or Timing Alignment