AMS Instruments' broad test and measurement portfolio includes instruments and systems as well as other equipment for the test, measurement and analysis of optical parameters and metrics of photonic components, subassemblies and systems.
Test and Measurement for Optical Fibers, Connectors and Other Fiber Components
Any type of fiber optic interconnection requires its interfaces to be free of dust and scratches in order to reach the lowest transmission loss. Small, handheld and battery-powered fiber microscopes are available from AMS Technologies for inspection of fiber optic connectors in the field, as well as high-resolution type microscopes suitable for use in a production environment for qualifying the end face preparation.
Small and lightweight test equipment for measurement of the transmitted power in an optical fiber is needed wherever technicians handle optical fibers. Our product portfolio comprises light sources for various wavelengths, optical power meters for the visible and infrared as well as optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs) for easy fault detection within a fiber optic link.
Our interferometers for single-fiber and multifiber connectors are important tools for quality control of connectors and other applications. Used for contactless measurement of the geometry of the connector’s polished end face in three dimensions, these instruments provide results regarding properties like ferrule and fiber radius of curvature, apex offset, fiber height and others.
In addition to that, more equipment for measurements of passive optics and connectors is available from AMS Technologies, ranging from solutions for measurement of concentricity and protrusion, insertion and return loss, reflection, extinction ratio and fiber length to equipment for fiber identification and channel checking, variable attenuators as well as multiple-application test and measurement platforms.
Our fiber sensing portfolio includes systems that measure strain and temperature using either elastic (Rayleigh) or inelastic (Raman) scattering of light at small molecules inside an optical fiber – or they operate with fibers that have Fiber Bragg Gratings inscribed in a regular pattern.
Test and Measurement for Free Space Optics
AMS Technologies' broad range of beam profilers includes various devices for beam analysis, beam position detection and control, and the precise alignment of the beam to a target point.
Our integrating spheres are used to create diffuse light radiation from directional light radiation or to collect the radiation of strongly divergent light sources. We carry general-purpose integrating spheres with a choice of diameters, port numbers reflectance materials or coatings, as well as general purpose starter kits, conveniently pre-packaged with the most common port accessories, adaptors, and integrating sphere mounting components.
Diffuse reflectance targets and standards are available from AMS Technologies with reflectance values of 2% to 99% over wavelength spectra as wide as 250 nm to 2500 nm. Reflective areas range from 31.75 mm diameter all the way up to 1.2 m x 2.4 m.
Our extensive range of spectroscopic instruments includes spectrometers based on gratings and/or etalons with CCD / CMOS line or array sensors or cameras, but also with InGaAs detectors for applications further into the infrared domain. Dedicated CCD cameras are available as well as InGaAs detector arrays for spectroscopy applications.
Other optical test and measurement equipment available from AMS Technologies ranges from fault locators in optical fibers and fiber components all the way to multi-function analyzers or a dedicated sensor using a laser beam to measure vibrations contactless and from a distance, thus allowing for continuous monitoring of the condition of machines in scenarios such as Industry 4.0, IIoT and Predictive Maintenance.
AMS Technologies carries tools and equipment for fiber optics processing, providing an end-to-end solution for the assembly of fiber connectors that is exactly tailored to your requirements. In our broad portfolio you can find tools for stripping and cleaving your fibers, gluing and curing the fiber into the fiber connector using optical adhesives, as well as polishing and cleaning of fiber optic end faces – especially important if the fiber is used with higher optical power.
All components and equipment needed for production of optical fiber assemblies also are available from AMS Technologies – from single mode (SM), multi mode (MM) and polarization maintaining (PM) fibers, doped, plastic, tapered and lensed, as well as other fibers, to a broad portfolio of fiber connectors, accompanied by a range of corresponding female mating sleeves and adapters.
Lasers and light sources offered by AMS Technologies range from laser diodes, modules and systems to DPSS lasers, diode lasers, fiber lasers and gas lasers to OPOs, tunable lasers and other laser and light sources. And for detecting or recording light in a broad wavelength range, AMS provides a large range of discrete detectors and arrays as well as cameras.