POD Polarimeter

POD Polarimeter General Photonics
  • SW11290
1310, 1550 nm; IL ≤1.2 dB; PDL General Photonics’ POD module is an in-line polarimeter for... more
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1310, 1550 nm; IL ≤1.2 dB; PDL <0.25 dB; PMD <0.1 ps; WDL 0.15 dB; RL 55 dB

General Photonics’ POD module is an in-line polarimeter for low-cost, high-speed polarization characterization without interrupting data traffic. It outputs four voltage signals for calculating in microseconds both the degree of polarization (DOP) and the state of polarization (SOP) of the light passing through the device.

The POD polarimeter module comes with a preamplification board to provide analog signals for SOP/DOP calculation, feedback control, and computer interface. A calibration matrix is provided with every device for the calculation. Devices without preamplification board and calibration matrix are also available for OEM applications.

The POD polarimeter module is ideal for integration into polarization monitoring and polarization stabilization modules, or in polarization characterization instruments. 

Key Features:

  • High Speed – Measurement Bandwidth: 50 kHz (With Preamplifier Board), 1.5 MHz (Optical Head Alone)
  • Low Insertion Loss (IL): 0.8 dB Typical, 1.2 dB Maximum
  • Return Loss: 55 dB
  • Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL): <0.25 dB
  • Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD): <0.1 ps
  • Wavelength Dependent Loss (WDL): 0.15 dB
  • Optical Power Sensitivity: 5 µW
  • Optical Power Handling: 5 mW
  • Wavelength Range: 1310, 1550 nm
  • Compact Size – Dimensions: 37 x 20 x 15 mm, 125 x 50 x 16.5 mm (With Preamplifier Board)
  • No Moving Parts

 Applications: Integration Into Polarization Monitoring and Polarization Stabilization Systems; Integration With Polarization Characterization Systems

Product Group: Polarimeter
Manufacturer Series Name: POD
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