Product information "PSM-003 Polarization Controller/Scrambler"
1260-1650 nm; IL 0.05, 0.1 dB; PDL <0.01, <0.1 dB; PMD <0.05 ps; AL 0.01, 0.1 dB; RL >65 dB
General Photonics’ PSM-003 series includes a 3-axis polarization controller (PSM-003-C) and polarization scrambler (PSM-003-S). They use the same patented all-fiber design as the larger General Photonics polarization controllers and therefore have the associated benefits of low insertion loss and minimal back reflection.
This OEM micro polarization controller/scrambler integrates General Photonics’ all-fiber dynamic polarization control technology with miniature electronic drive/control circuitry into a compact, self-contained device that provides full polarization control functionality while minimizing volume, power consumption and cost.
Both versions are packaged in a 2 cubic inch module, require only ±12 VDC power supplies, and their low power consumption enables use in battery-powered handheld devices. Optional measurement grade versions of both modules are available with very low PDL and activation loss.
The state of polarization (SOP) of the PSM-003-C micro polarization controller’s output signal can be controlled via three analog 0 to 5 V control voltages. This device is ideal for integration into OCT or sensor systems to maximize signal output.
The PSM-003-S micro polarization scrambler can perform either continuous, smooth trace scrambling at a rate of up to 60π rad/s or random scrambling control at a rate of up to 5 discrete points/s. Continuous scrambling versions can be specified with one of 6 scrambling rate options, and random versions with one of four scrambling rate options. Scrambling can be disabled/enabled with a 5 V TTL signal. This module is ideal for integration in a PDL measurement instrument or in a sensor system to minimize polarization related measurement uncertainties.
Compact Size: 65.5 x 32 x 16 mm
Milliwatt Power Consumption
Wide Temperature Range: -10 to +70 °C
Plug & Play
Wavelength Range: 1260 to 1650 nm (Others Available)
Insertion Loss (IL): 0.05, 0.1 dB (Intrinsic)
Return Loss (RL) :>65 dB (Intrinsic)
Activation Loss (AL): 0.01, 0.1 dB
Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL): <0.01, <0.1 dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD): <0.05 ps
Optical Power Handling: 300 mW
Fiber Pigtail: 9/125 µm Single Mode (SM) Fiber Standard, Other Fiber Available
Applications: Polarization Control in OCT Systems; Polarization Control in Sensor or Measurement Systems; Minimize Polarization-related Fluctuation in Sensor and Measurement Systems; PDL or DOP Measurement
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