OPM Directional Fiber Optic Power Monitors

OPM Directional Fiber Optic Power Monitors OZ Optics
 
  • SW10911
320 to 2100 nm; Tap Ratio 0.5 to 4%; Insertion Loss 70 dB; Fiber Type SM, MM, PM, PC, Other;... more
Product information "OPM Directional Fiber Optic Power Monitors"

320 to 2100 nm; Tap Ratio 0.5 to 4%; Insertion Loss <0.05 to 0.3 dB; Return Loss >70 dB; Fiber Type SM, MM, PM, PC, Other; Power Handling 250 to 2000 mW

With the OPM series, OZ Optics offers inline optical power monitors and tap couplers based on a revolutionary, patented technology. These taps and monitors provide a way to easily measure the signal intensity through an optical fiber in a simple, miniature package and are ideal for real time monitoring and feedback for optical amplifiers or WDM systems as well as for fiber optic sensors.

Traditional monitoring systems typically use fused couplers to tap a fixed amount of light into another fiber that guides the optical power to a photodiode. This method is bulky and must be done using discrete components.

In contrast, OZ Optics' OPM series of optical taps direct a controlled amount of light from the fiber core to the cladding surface where it can be directly monitored with high efficiency and very low loss. This inline tapping is accomplished without bending, shaping, or otherwise distorting the fiber. As a result, the tap can be directly incorporated into optical assemblies, without affecting the original functionality.

While taps are directional in nature (ideal for monitoring traffic independently of signals travelling back through a network link), bi-directional versions are also available and can be provided on request.

OPM taps can be fabricated into standard single mode (SM), polarization maintaining (PM), multi mode (MM), photonic crystal (PC) and other specialty fibers, for any design wavelength and with different tap ratios available upon request.

OPM optical power monitors combine the optical tap design with a photodiode in an integrated package and are available in different configurations with Si and InGaAs detectors for different wavelength ranges. The devices produce a current proportional to the optical power within the fiber, and the small size and simple interface makes it very easy to design into optical hardware. Multiple channel power monitors for WDM applications are available upon request.

Key Features:

  • Miniaturized Package
  • Inline Integration Without Interruption to the Optical Path
  • Telcordia GR-468 Qualified
  • Available for Any Wavelength from 400 to 2100 nm
  • Low Insertion Loss, Return Loss and Polarization Dependent Loss
  • High Directivity and Large Dynamic Range
  • Broadband Response
  • High Power Handling
  • High Extinction Ratios for PM Versions
  • Remotely and Locally Controllable, USB and RS232 Communication Options
  • Available for Standard Telecom Fibers, PM, MM, Photonics Crystal and Other Speciality Fibers
  • Available with or without Integrated Photodiode


Applications: Power Monitoring; Optical Power Control Devices; Channel Balancing for Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) Systems; Dynamic Optical Amplifier Gain Monitoring; FTTH Network Monitoring; Real-time Inline Test and Measurement; Fiber Optic Sensors; OCT Systems

Product Group: Directional Fiber Optic Power Monitors
Manufacturer Series Name: OPM
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