AN-141 Bidirectional Multifiber Insertion and Return Loss Testing Using OP940 and OP721 Overview With 100G Ethernet and beyond quickly becoming the standard for the fiber optics communication industry, many cable manufacturers want to be able to test multifiber cables with relative speed and ease. Using an OP940 and OP721 with OPL-MAX, an operator can test […]
AN-112 Testing Insertion Loss and Return Loss on Ribbon Fiber Fanouts with OPL-MAX Overview Measuring Insertion Loss and Return Loss on Ribbon Fiber Fanouts, like the MTP® to LC cable shown in figure 1 below, can be a streamlined process when using the right equipment and automation software. For the methods described in this Application Note, […]
AN-121 Stability Measurement – Application for 500 Series Optical Power Meter / Sensor Overview How does one measure the power stability of a light source and what are common pitfalls? This application note describes how to setup the measurement with the OP500 series power meter modules. Data acquisition is controlled by a computer that runs OPL5 […]
AN-113 Bidirectional MultiFiber Insertion and Return Loss Testing Using OP725-OP940 and Two OP720s Overview With 100G Ethernet and beyond quickly becoming the standard for the fiber optics communication industry, many cable manufacturers want to be able to test multifiber cables with relative speed and ease. Using an OP725-OP940 and two 1xN OP720 switches with OPL-MAX, […]
AN-109 Verifying Continuity with fiber Overview OPL-MAX has a built in sequence to test continuity for multi-fiber cables. The only requirement is that the user has a multichannel source and a multichannel power meter.
AN-108 Test Procedure for SC-LC Hybrid Cables (OPL-PRO 930) Overview Testing duplex cables with unlike connectors can be both time consuming and messy without the proper procedure. The following test procedure will show how to best test duplex cables with unlike connectors—in this case, LC-SC—as well as having an organized and in-depth test report created through […]
AN-101 Bar Code Scanning Overview In the fast-paced production lines where fiber optic cables are made, every second saved is a penny earned. In an effort to help reduce production time related to re-typing serial numbers and part numbers, OptoTest has integrated the functionality of a bar code scanner. This application note will briefly describe […]