General Photonics’ PCD-005 polarization scrambler is an all-fiber design module that randomizes polarization states. This module is designed to be easily plugged into sensor equipment or measurement instruments with minimal development effort.
The digital control circuitry delivers uniform SOP distribution over a wide operation temperature range, making it a good choice for sensor field applications. The PCD-005 polarization scrambler module can be remote controlled via RS-232 to set the operation wavelength or enable/disable the scrambling operation.
The PCD-005 delivers superior performance with extremely low insertion loss, back reflection, and residual phase and amplitude modulation.
Minimal Insertion Loss (IL): <0.05 dB Without Connectors, <0.6 dB With Connectors
Minimal Back Reflection:
Low Residual Phase Modulation: <0.1π
Low Residual Amplitude Modulation: <±0.01 dB
RS-232 Control Option
Remote Operation Wavelength Control
Center Operating Wavelengths: 980 to 1660 nm
Operating Wavelength Range: >100 nm
Output Degree of Polarization (DOP): <5%
Average Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD): <0.05 ps
Intrinsic Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL): <0.05 dB
Return Loss: >65 dB Without Connectors
Optical Power Handling: >1,000 mW
Board Dimensions: 220 x 100 x 30 mm
Applications: Eliminate Polarization Sensitivity; Add Optional Capability to Sensor Systems