Characterization of wavelength dependent performance in optical components to ensure functionality for any environmental condition

Fiber optic networks and their installed components operate in a variety of environments and industries around the world. From military systems to telecommunication networks, fiber optic components experience a wide range of usage conditions and must be tested to effectively characterize their performance in any setting.

As the world’s leading independent, third-party testing laboratory, we provide a full testing solution for optical component characterization. Using the swept wavelength test method, we collect wavelength measurement data and perform a full analysis to give you a complete picture of insertion loss, polarization dependent loss, return loss and directivity.

Swept wavelength testing allows for the performance of fiber optic components to be characterized with extreme precision. When characterizing component performance, the swept wavelength method allows for multiple channels to be tested simultaneously. This provides precise wavelength dependent performance measurements with minimal required testing time.

Our MAP swept wavelength system and state-of-the-art optics lab allows us to meet all of your optical component testing needs. With over 50 years of product testing experience, our single-source laboratories and expert staff help you deliver compliant, high-performance products to market. In addition to optical component characterization, MET can also perform testing for environmental hardiness and 100% performance verification for production models.

Related Testing Standards:
  • IEC 61300-3-2 – Polarization dependent loss in a single-mode fibre optic device
  • GR 1209-CORE – Generic Requirements for Passive Optical Components
  • IEC 61300-3-29 – Spectral transfer characteristics of DWDM devices
  • GR 1221-CORE – Generic Reliability Assurance Requirements for Passive Optical Components
Component Testing Capabilities
  • WDM/CWDM/DWDMs
  • Connectors
  • Plugs
  • Optical Fiber Jumpers
  • Attenuators
  • Adapters
  • Optical Switches
  • Dividers
  • Isolators
  • Wavelength Filters
  • Couplers
  • Films
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