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-5500 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-5500 (FTB 5500)   Description / Specification:    
EXFO FTB-5500 PMD Analyzer Module

The Exfo’s FTB-5500 PMD Analyzer Series module uses a Michelson interferometer to accurately measure PMD delay. It performs a mean measurement over the entire wavelength range of a broad-spectrum polarized LED source. After fitting the Gaussian distribution curve, the analysis software calculates and displays the fiber’s total PMD and second-order PMD value and coefficient. Averaging PMD over the entire source wavelength range (without filtering) preserves full power for PMD measurement. The standard 40 dB dynamic range remains available for testing long fiber spans. A high dynamic range option, using EXFO’s M-2100 Broadband Light Source, a high-power EELED source, increases the dynamic range to more than 50 dB to measure fiber spans longer than 250 km. Particularly important in multichannel transmission, 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. Wavelength: (FTB-5502) 1310 (nm), (FTB-5503) 1550 (nm), (FTB-5523) 1310/1550 (nm). standard 0.1 to 35, extended range 0.1 to 115. Dynamic range: (FTB-5502) 45 (50) (dB), (FTB-5503) 40 (48) (dB), (FTB-5523) 32 (40) (dB). Average measuring time:10 s.


Standard Calibration $700.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the EXFO FTB-5500. 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.

Coherence Length
Average distance over which superimposed waves lose their phase relationships

Linewidth is the width of a spectral line in terms of wavelength, wave number and frequency.

Power Flatness Versus Wavelength
When changing the wavelength at constant power setting and recording the differences between actual and displayed power levels, the power flatness is ± half the span (in dB) between the maximum and the minimum of the measured power levels.

Spectral Width
Spectral Width is the wavelength interval over which the magnitude of all spectral components is equal to or greater than a specified fraction of the magnitude of the component having the maximum value. In optical communications applications, the usual method of specifying spectral width is the full width at half maximum. This is the same convention used in bandwidth, defined as the frequency range where power drops by less than half (at most -3 dB).

Telecom Bands
Optical fiber communications typically operate in a wavelength region corresponding to one of the following Bands. O Band (original): 1260–1360 nm. E Band (extended): 1360–1460 nm. S Band (short wavelengths): 1460–1530 nm. C Band (conventional): 1530–1565 nm. L Band (long wavelengths): 1565–1625 nm. U Band (ultralong wavelengths): 1625–1675 nm

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