The CD500 is a chromatic dispersion measurement system for use in fiber and cable manufacturing, designed to produce accurate measurements quickly and with confidence.
The CD500 uses a temperature-stabilized solid-state monochromator driven by a digitally derived RF frequency signal that allows the wavelength to be set and maintained with picometer precision and stability. In order to ensure an accurate RGD measurement, the CD500 uses a digital approach and employs the latest in DSP technology to yield fast, low noise drift-free results.
Features & Benefits
- Solid-state construction – Stable, accurate, and reliable, yielding low ownership costs.
- Broad-band SLED light sources – Wide spectral coverage of 1250–1650 nm.
- Fully developed control software – User programmable automated high-speed measurements.
- Applicable to most fiber types – Standard, NDS, NZDS, DC, bend-insensitive, and multi-mode variant fibers.
CD500 systems may be configured with various measurement options enabling use in alternate applications.
Tuneable Laser version
Utilises a high-power tuneable laser giving higher dynamic range and narrower spectral resolution to measure narrow band components and specialist fibers with higher-than-normal dispersion characteristics.
Incorporates fixed analyser and/or interferometry methods to enable measurement of both Chromatic Dispersion and Polarisation Mode Dispersion in the same unit.
Utilises the standard CD500 hardware to monitor length and power change in the fiber during mechanical stressing of the cable.
Adds low frequency power detection that enables the measurement of macrobending loss at programmable wavelengths.
An external plug-in module that enables measurement of the spectral attenuation by the cut-back method.
Our PECON Instrument control software is optimised to enhance user experience, enabling reliable and reproducible measurements.