Fiber optic loss test sets are mainly used in telecom/datacom applications where a compact and easy to use instrument for measurement of transmission loss is needed. The optical loss test sets available from AMS Technologies comprise optical light sources at specific wavelengths in combination with a compatible optical power meter.
Fiber optic connectors for telecom and datacom applications have become a highly standardised industrial product that needs to perform within certain limits in order to ensure unrestricted compatibility between various manufacturers. AMS Technologies provides solutions for the majority of measurement tasks within this industrial sector.
For any type of multimode component, the mode excitation plays an important role in the transmission losses. AMS’s measurement solutions include equipment to determine the launch condition of a given source and components that indicate whether a given light source complies with criteria as defined in IEC 61280-4-1
Excentricity is the core parameter in order to achieve low loss between optical connectors. Excentricity can be measured on the ferrule directly or on the fiber in the ferrule. Proper measurement of eccentricity allows connectors to be matched in order to align eccentricities on both and thus minimise the connection loss. Various measurement systems for achieving optimal quality control are available from AMS.
Optical connectors are mainly characterised by their transmission and their return loss. AMS Technologies provides handheld equipment for a quick check of these optical parameters as well as more automated equipment for ensuring proper test procedures and archiving of measurement data in a production environment.
Inspection of polished connectors is one of the final quality assurance tests in production. A variety of different microscopes are available with different magnifications to accomplish this task.
AMS Technologies offers a complete range of communications test and measurement instruments, systems, and software, together with the expertise to help businesses confidently improve the quality and efficiency of network operations while reducing cost and increasing customer satisfaction.
The optical fiber length meter available from AMS Technologies measures the length of a singlemode or a multimode fiber based on the time of flight of backscattered light from an outgoing optical pulse. The length is determined with an accuracy of a few millimetres. The tool can be used for verifying interferometric setups in a lab environment where optical fiber length is critical or for connectorisation of optical fibers where there is a particular need do deliver cables with low length variation.
Optical Wavelength Meters are the perfect instrument for test and measurement applications where ultimate wavelength certainty is required. Our easy-to-use device requires minimal setup and is ready to use out of the box.
Optical switches are used in various configurations within optical test benches where they need to exhibit low transmission loss and be very repeatable when switching between channels. Optical switches are also used in a variety of sensing applications where different sensors need to be coupled to a single interrogation station. AMS supplies switches as stand-alone operational units and as OEM components to be integrated in larger system on a PCB level.