Multichannel Environmental Test Station
Used by industry leaders in fiber optic connector manufacturing, military, aviation, and academics, OptoTest’s Multichannel Environmental Test System (OP-METS) offers a fully customizable turnkey solution for long-term IL and RL testing with respect to environment. Each system is designed uniquely for each application and can be customized to meet almost any requirement. Regardless of equipment composition, every OP-METS provides the fastest and most accurate test experience in the industry.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
There is an OP-METS for every need and every application. The OP-METS is comprised of a unique combination of units from the OptoTest line. If you need a system optimized for high channel counts, long-term testing, environmental testing, discontinuity, or any number of requirements, our expert team can help determine the best configuration for you.
Power meter options:
IN1: 1mm InGaAs detector with 5 /8” Adapter
IN3: 3mm InGaAs detector with 5 /8” Adapter
IN5: 5mm InGaAs detector with 5/8” Adapter
IN10:10mm InGaAs detector with 5/8” Adapter
HP: 2mm High Power InGaAs detector with 5/8” Adapter
SI3: 3mm Silicon detector with 5/8” Adapter
R: Electrical port for Remote Head Detector
OPL-Log is a data acquisition and logging software designed to perform timer-based, long-term data gathering. This logging capability makes OPL-Log well suited for the standards compliant long-term testing of fiber optic components often done with the OP-METS.
- Automation: OPL-Log is responsible for sending commands and recording data from the equipment in the OP-METS. Every step of the test process is fully controlled by OPL-Log, making your testing experience simple, repeatable, and reliable.
By integrating with select environment monitoring devices, OPL-Log creates an all-in-one test system where information from the OP-METS and the environment are reported together. Create comprehensive test report for your optical components where IL and RL performance are shown relative to environmental readings that were captured concurrently. Contact OptoTest for more information about supported chambers and sensors.
Simultaneous Short-Term and Long-Term Testing
Your test system does not need to be out of commission when running tests that last hours or days. OptoTest can create configurations for OPL-Log and train your team to perform short-term testing without impacting an ongoing long-term test, ensuring you get the most bang for your buck from your OP-METS.
Sequential and Batch IL Measurements
Most measurements captured in OPL-Log are done so sequentially, stepping through each channel at a time. For applications that require simultaneous recording, OPL-Log has a Batch IL mode to capture IL readings from all channels of a single OPM instrument at once. You OptoTest team will ensure that your software and OP-METS is configured for this type of measurement if needed.
Designate Monitor Channels
With OPL-Log, you can specify monitor channels as a control for your environmental tests. These channels are subtracted out from others to remove source drift from measurement results. When monitor channels are used, the software outputs both the monitored data and raw data to the data file.
|Source Channels||Up to 144 Channels (more upon request)|
|Insertion Loss Source (±30nm)||1310nm, 1550nm,
|Return Loss Source||1310nm,1550nm,
|Optical Power Meter Range||IN1: +10dBm to -80dBm
IN3: +6dBm to -70dBm
SI3: +3dBm to -70dBm
IN5: +6dBm to -60dBm
IN10: 0dBm to -45dBm
|Insertion Loss Accuracy(2)||±0.01dB|
|Return Loss Range||-10dB to -80dB||-10dB to -58dB|
|Return Loss Accuracy||±1dB|
(1)Per hour, per temperature variation of 1ºC.
(2)At constant temperature with less than 10dB power fluctuation.