Custom-Cal has a high success rate in the repair of the ANDO AQ3150. A calibration by Custom-Cal is performed by engineers with extensive OEM experience. We have the expertise and the necessary standards to perform the ANDO AQ3150 Calibration, onsite calibration may be available. We specialize in quick turnaround times and we can handle expedited deliveries upon request.

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   ANDO AQ3150   Description / Specification:    
ANDO AQ3150 Optical Variable Attenuator

The Ando AQ3150 is a highly precise optical variable attenuator, ideal for measurements of optical loss characteristics and transmission error rate in evaluating single-mode fiber-optic communications equipment. The Ando AQ3150 contains a step attenuator for precise optical level adjustments up to 60dB in 0.001 dB steps. The Ando AQ3150 is available in three types; Basic, With monitor output and High return loss type. Specifications. Wavelength: 1200 nm to 1650 nm. Max. attenuation: 60 dB. Attenuation Deviation: ±0.1 dB. Repeatability: ±0.01 dB. Minimum Attnuation Step: 0.001 dB. Switching Time: 500 ms. Inserton Loss: 2.5 dB max. (2.5 dB max. for monitor output type). Return Loss: 45 dB min. (60 dB min. for High return loss type). Maxmum Input Power: +23 dBm. Shutter Isolation: 100 dB. Applicable fiber: SM (10/125 um). GP-IB, complies with IEEE-488.


Standard Calibration $250.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the ANDO AQ3150. 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.

Bit Error Ratio (BER)
Bit Error Ratio (BER) is the ratio of errors caused by the number of bits in a data stream that have been altered due to noise, interference, distoriton or bit synchronization errors.

Variation of insertion loss on the passband of an optical device.

Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL)
Polarization Dependent Loss is the difference between the maximum and minimum values of loss due to the variation of the polarization states of light propagating through a device. PDL is expressed in decibels. Calculated by; PDL = 10 log10 (Ep/Es), where EP and ES are the measured diffraction efficiencies for P- and S-plane polarized incident light, respectively.

Return Loss (RL)
Return Loss (RL) is the ratio of the incident power to the reflected power expressed in dB. RL = 10log (Pin/Pback)

Wavelength Resolution
Wavelength Resolution is the smallest possible displayed wavelength increment/decrement.

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