A calibration by Custom-Cal is performed by engineers with extensive OEM experience. We have the expertise and the necessary standards to perform the EXFO FTB-5500B Calibration, onsite calibration may be available. We specialize in quick turnaround times and we can handle expedited deliveries upon request.

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   EXFO FTB-5500B   Description / Specification:    
EXFO FTB-5500B Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) Analyzer Module

The EXFO FTB-5500B PMD Analyzer module is designed for ultra-long-haul and 40 Gbit/s applications. It provides you with the speed, accuracy and high performance you need to ensure high-quality network services. Particularly important in multichannel transmission and as rates reach 40 Gbit/s and higher, second-order PMD is derived from the measured PMD value. EXFO’s software provides second-order PMD delay and coefficient values for telecom fibers. These values allow you to characterize fibers and cables more precisely than simple PMD and better control the transmission quality of high-speed systems. The Exfo FTB-5500B has unique technology that allows for both the auto-correlation and cross-correlation to be known. Therefore, any spectral shape of source can be used. The auto-correlation peak is thus removed, and higher accuracy and resolution are obtained. PMD of 0 ps can be measured. In addition, a signal transmitted through EDFAs can be analyzed for total link PMD. Specifications. Wavelength range: 1260 to 1675 nm (O to U band). Measurement range: 0 to 115 ps. Sensitivity (Typical, for C band. May be increased with averaging. With the FLS-5800, the typical dynamic range is 47 dB.): –45 dBm. Measuring time: 4.5 s (for any PMD value). Absolute uncertainty (strong mode coupling), (ps) ± (0.020 + 2 % of PMD). Allows measurement through EDFA Yes (above 120 EDFAs).


Standard Calibration $700.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the EXFO FTB-5500B. Price does not in most cases include measurement performance data. Pricing does include NIST traceable calibration and issue of a calibration certificate and calibration label. Pricing may vary slightly due to volume and location of laboratory supporting calibration. Volume pricing may apply. On-site fees may apply depending on logistics, location and volume of work to be completed during the visit.

Related Optical Terms and Definitions. For a complete list go to our  Terms and Definitions Page.

A change in the optical frequency caused by direct modulation of the laser. A chirp is a signal in which the frequency increases ('up-chirp') or decreases ('down-chirp') with time. In some sources, the term chirp is used interchangeably with sweep signal.

The extent to which optical power from one signal path is prevented from reaching another signal path.

Polarization Extinction Ratio
Polarization Extinction Ratio is the ratio of optical power in the slow axis of the polarization maintaining fiber to optical power in the fast axis within a specified wavelength range.

Sidemode Suppression Ratio
Sidemode Suppression Ratio is the ratio of average signal power to the optical power of the highest sidemode within a distance from 0.1 to 6 GHz to the signal’s optical frequency, expressed in dB.

Wavelength Stability
Wavelength Stability is the change of wavelength during given time span, expressed as ± half the span between the maximum and the minimum of all actual wavelengths.

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