The RL1 Automated Return Loss Meter has been precisely designed for the most accurate mandrel-free insertion loss and return loss measurements available in the industry. The RL1 is capable of testing even the most challenging fiber optic cable assemblies and components with smart integrated analysis settings adaptable to user requirements.
It is important for the RL1 to be flexible as applications keep changing with new industry requirements. JGR has designed the RL1 to be chassis modular, allowing for quick pairing to equipment part of the XN1 family via USB connection. The RL1 can contain up to 4 built in wavelengths (850nm, 1300nm, 1310nm, 1490nm, 1550nm, 1625nm) with the available option of a 1x2 front panel output.
The RL1 can be paired with up to four RD-S Wireless Remote Head power meters. The re-designed integrating sphere can measure loss on dense 72 channel MTP/MPO and also duplex LC with one connection. The RD-S comes standard with SD Slide Detector adapters allowing for the ultimate in ease-of-use.
Unique to the RL1, the optical meter has been designed with many innovative new smart features that increase production efficiency and improve overall usage.
Create the ultimate multifiber cable assembly test station by adding the RD-P Remote-head Polarity Detector to your RL1 Return Loss Meter and SX1 Optical Switch. In a single connection, you can now test IL, RL and polarity of assemblies such as MPO or duplex LC.
Use with our free XN1 Cable Assembly software and have all your IL, RL and polarity results saved together.
The BR1 Backreflection Meter is a user-friendly instrument developed with extremely stable optics for precise measurement of backreflection, insertion loss and power. The BR1 features up to four built-in laser sources at wavelengths of 850, 1300, 1310, 1490, 1550, 1625 or 1650 nm (depending on fiber type). Custom sources and fiber types available upon request.
The BR1 is capable of ultra-stable Insertion Loss (IL), Power, and Backreflection (BR) measurements. With a BR accuracy of ±0.4 dB and an IL accuracy of ± 0.03 dB, the BR1 is the perfect tool for reliable & accurate measurements.
The BR1 can be used with our free easy to use GMS software to help automate test configurations, data logging, and report generation for both short and long term testing needs. The multimode version of the BR1 complies with the Encircled Flux launch conditions outlined in IEC 61280-4-1 and TIA/EIA 526-14-B.
The MBR1 Multi-Channel Backreflection Meter is an instrument developed with extremely stable optics for precise measurement of backreflection, insertion loss, and power. Available with 4, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48 or 72 output channels, the MBR1 is a practical choice for both single fiber and multifiber testing.
The MBR1 features up to four built-in laser sources at wavelengths of 450, 650, 780, 850, 1060 1300, 1310, 1490, 1550, 1625 or 1650 nm (depending on fiber type). Custom configurations available per request.
The MBR1 achieves ultra-stable backreflection measurements at very low values with accuracy typically at ±0.4 dB and measurement sensitivity is to –80dB. In addition, the cavity option is particularly useful for multi-fiber connectors with large fiber counts. The MBR1 can be used with our GMS software to help automate short and long term testing. All our MBR1 meters come standard with our GMS Software at no additional cost. The multimode option of the MBR1 meets IEC 61280-4-1 Encircled Flux standard.
The SX1 Optical Switch is a customizable benchtop/rackmount instrument ideal for high-volume manufacturing production testing. Available in single- mode ormultimode, the switch configurations range from 1x2 up to 1x400. Optional 2x1 or 4x1 built-in switches can provide additional common inputs. The switch may be controlled through remote interface (USB or Ethernet).
A variety of configuration options offers additional flexibility. The front panel bulkheads can be fitted with FC, SC or LC connector types. The 3U chassis can contain up to 185 bulkheads. Larger channel counts move to a 6U chassis.
The PT1 Polarity Tester is an easy-to-use instrument specifically designed to check the polarity of fiber optic cable assemblies. The PT1 is equipped with a touchscreen interface to allow for one touch testing of typical pre-programmed type A, B, C, and unlimited configurable custom profiles. The Visual Fault Locator mode enables easy manual identification of any possible damaged or crossed fiber.
The PT1 can be built with up to 288 fiber optic cable assemblies in one box, or can be expanded to 432 if needed. Efficiently, the PT1 operates on a new stand-alone JGR platform which does not require a PC to operate. There is still the possibility of remote operation through USB or Ethernet. Testing can be performed through the included software package which enables the ability to export test results to Microsoft Excel.
The PT1 has been developed with customers in mind by looking at the growing demand to reduce testing time and to increase throughput with a user-friendly experience.
Santec’s all new TSL-570 capitalizes on Santec’s 33 years’ experience in tunable laser manufacture. The TSL-570 is a high performance tunable laser with a wide tuning range and an output combining high power and high signal-to-noise ratio. It uses a new optical cavity design with precise speed control up to 200 nm/s and sub-picometer resolution and accuracy.
Tunable lasers are used extensively in photonics; for optical component characterization, photonic integrated circuit testing, quantum photonics, spectroscopy and sensors. Santec’s TSL-570 is a high specification, full feature instrument suitable for all applications. It has a simple to use touch panel display as well as Ethernet, GPIB and USB interfaces for remote control. A Wake-on-LAN (WoL) feature provides convenience for remote installations. Models are available to cover from 1240 to 1680 nm with output powers up to 20 mW.
A new sealed laser cavity is mode-hop-free and provides a stable output at every wavelength. It has 0.1 pm resolution, sub-pm accuracy and a market leading, 90 dB/0.1 nm, ultra-low level of spontaneous source emission. The TSL-570 integrates seamlessly with Santec’s optical power meters (MPM series), optical switches (OSU series) and polarization controllers (PCU series) creating benchmark, turn-key solutions for wavelength dependent loss (WDL) and polarization dependent loss (PDL) measurements (Swept Test System).
Santec's TSL-770 is the ideal choice for a wide range of applications, from production to basic research, due to its high speed, narrow linewidth, wide 160 nm tuning range and market leading accuracy and precision. A proprietary resonator design enhances Q value and wavelength stability, opening doors for photonic investigations in the most cutting-edge research applications.
Designed for use in ﬁber optic transmission testing, our WSL-110 can also be used for DWDM component evaluation and coherent communications testing. The WSL-110 features grid tuning and gridless tuning options, allowing any wavelength to be accessed.
The system combines up to four of our tunable lasers (TSL-570) with an optical switch module (OSU-110) and control software. The complete Full-band TSL has excellent cost performance, high wavelength accuracy and fast sweeping for use in both R&D and production environments
The EOTS Environmental Optical Test System provides a fully integrated solution for long-term testing of optical devices. At the core of the EOTS is an RL1 Automated Return Loss Meter for fast and accurate IL & RL measurements. The SX1 switches used in the EOTS have a repeatability of +/-0.005dB allowing for reliable long term measurements. With its capability to measure changes in Insertion Loss (IL) and mandrel-free Return Loss (RL) of up to 320 channels, the EOTS is the perfect solution to perform compliance testing of devices being stressed in environmental simulations.
The OA1 Optical Attenuator enables precise optical power control featuring high accuracy and superior repeatability.
The OA1 is ideal for lab and production applications including power level adjustment in automated test systems, Bit Error Rate Testing (BERT) of transmitters and receivers, and channel equalization in WDM systems.
The OA1 Attenuator offers 0.01dB repeatability and a dynamic range of up to 100 dB (depending on the model configuration). The OA1 can be controlled via the front panel touch screen, or remotely via USB & Ethernet.
OA1 series attenuators operate from 1300-1700 for singlemode and 750- 1700 for multimode. A power monitoring PD can be added to read the power output of the instrument. The monitoring PD can also be used to auto adjust the attenuation for a constant customized power level.
The OB1 variable backreflector enables precise backreflection control and superior repeatability. It can be used as a benchtop or rackmount instrument.
The OB1 is ideal for lab and production applications including transceiver testing, QA testing, laser production and automated test systems.
The OB1 variable backreflector offers +/- 0.02dB repeatability and a range of 60dB in single-mode and 35 dB in multimode. The OB1 can be controlled via the front panel touch screen, or remotely via USB & Ethernet.
The OB1 series variable backreflectors operate from 1200-1700 for singlemode and 750-1700 for multimode. A 50/50 coupler can be added to monitor the input signal without reflections.
The SX8 Rackmount Optical Switch are customizable benchtop/rackmount instruments ideal for high-volume manufacturing production testing. Available in single-mode or multi- mode, the switch configurations range from 1x2 up to 1x360. Optional 2x1 or 4x1 built-in switches can provide additional common inputs. The switch may be controlled through remote interface (GPIB, RS232, or USB*).
A variety of configuration options offers additional flexibility. The front panel bulkheads may be fit with typical FC, SC, LC connector types or customizable configurations available. Switches with up to 48 bulkhead channels for FC (64 channels for LC and SC) are available in a 3U chassis or 100 pigtail. Larger count switches move to a 6U chassis.
*USB interface via-USB-DB9 adapter
The MS12 Return Loss Module combines advanced time-domain technology with a built in unique wide aperture integrating cavity. An internal monitoring feature maintains laser stability for reliable insertion loss testing throughout an entire working day. The internal return loss reference helps with highly accurate multimode and single-mode return loss measurement performance. The multimode MS12 Return Loss Meters meet IEC-61280-4-1 Encircled Flux Standard.
The EXFO IQS-3250B and IQS-9403 are fully compatible with the MS12001 line. They meet the same specifications and will be recognized by both the MS12001 and the IQS-12001B systems.
The MS4 Polarity Tester is a user-friendly module specifically designed to check the polarity of multi-fiber cables. The MS4 can significantly improve throughput in a production environment where the possibility of process errors demands an efficient method to test and confirm the correct polarity.
The MS4 supports testing of up to 48 fiber single-mode and multimode ribbon cables. Intuitive software quickly displays PASS/FAIL results for any ribbon configuration including type A, B, C, D and custom profiles.
The MS4 can be paired with an MS12 Return Loss module inside one of the MS Mainframes to provide IL, RL & Polarity results in a single station using the MS12001 software.
The MS7 optical switches are available in a variety of configurations from 2x2, 1x2 to 1x72 for both single-mode and multimode fibers. They provide the flexibility required to configure the MS12001 system to support various applications like multiwavelength testing, multifiber connector testing or high-throughput configurations.
The MS7 modular optical switches provide high performance at a reasonable cost and are exclusive to JGR for use in the MS12001 cable assembly and component test system.
The modular units of the Cable Assembly Test System can be powered using the MS05B/MS08B benchtop mainframes or the MS10R rackmount mainframe along with a customizable external computer*. The MS mainframes communicate to a computer via an included PCI card running on Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7.
The MS mainframes allow for both single-mode and multimode insertion loss and return loss testing within a single station. Different modular configurations can be set up for testing up to four wavelengths. Pairing an MS12 with an MS7 Optical Switch allows for multi-fiber testing in the single mainframe. Cascading mainframes or pairing with an external SX8 switch allows for higher channel count testing requirements.
The MBR5 Multi-Channel Backreflection Meter is an instrument developed with extremely stable optics for precise measurement of backreflection, insertion loss and power. Available with 4, 12, 24, 48 or 72, output channels, the MBR5 is a practical choice for both single fiber and multi fiber testing.
The MBR5 features up to four built-in laser sources at wavelengths of 850, 1300, 1310, 1490, 1550, 1625 and 1650 nm (depending on fiber type), and can be configured for single-mode or multimode measurements.
An intuitive display and keypad simplifies the collection and management of measurement data allowing quick access to the test results from various channels. The meter may be controlled through remote interface (GPIB, RS232, or USB*) or locally via the user-friendly front panel keypad and display.
The MBR5 achieves ultra-stable backreflection measurements at very low values with accuracy typically at ±0.4 dB and measurement sensitivity is to –80dB. In addition, the cavity option is particularly useful for multi-fiber connectors with large fiber counts. The MBR5 can be used with our GMS software to help automate short and long term testing. All our MBR5 meters come standard with our GMS Software at no additional cost. The multimode option of the MBR5 meets IEC-61280-4-1 Encircled Flux Standard.
*USB interface via-USB-DB9 adapter
The PDL1 Polarization Dependent Loss Meter based upon the proven optics of the PDL5 to provide accurate, fast and reliable PDL & IL measurements. With PDL accuracy up to ±0.005dB + 2% it is the most accurate PDL meter available.
The PDL1 is the practical choice for many types of fiber-optic component testing. An external input with a wavelength range of 1260-1650 allows for the ultimate flexibility.
An intuitive touch screen display simplifies the operation. The meter may be controlled through remote interface (Ethernet or USB).The PDL1 can be used with our free GMS software to automate measurements.
The PDL5 PDL/IL/BR Multimeter is built on top of stable and proven MBR5 meter technology and is taken to the next level. Improved source isolation, electronics, optics, and continuous laser power referencing enhance the performance to allow for repeatable and stable measurements. The meter is capable of providing facilities with the PDL, IL and average loss with up to 0.001 dB.
The PDL5 is a practical choice for many types of fiber optical component testing. It is available with up to 4 internal sources (1310/1490/1550/1625/1650 nm), calibrated external inputs, or multiple detectors.
An intuitive display and keypad simplifies the collection and management of measurement data allowing quick access to the test results from various channels. The meter may be controlled through remote interface (GPIB, RS232, or USB*) or locally via the user-friendly front panel keypad and display. The PDL5 and GMS Software can be used paired with an SX8 switch. All our PDL5 meters come standard with our GMS Software at no additional cost.
The PDL5 meter achieves typical PDL accuracy down to ±0.005 dB and average loss and IL accuracy down to ±0.05 dB. The meter achieves ultrastable backreflection measurements at very low values. Accuracy is typically ±0.4 dB and measurement sensitivity is to –75 dB.
*USB interface via-USB-DB9 adapter
The benchtop CS Inspection Scopes utilize coaxial illumination to provide users with a critical view of fine scratches ideal for post polish, component assembly and QC inspection of fiber connectors. The CS Inspection scope is available in 200x or 400x magnification. The workstation includes a video microscope, video monitor and a 2.5 mm universal adapter.
The XN1 Expandable Network is designed with reliability and ease of use as top priorities to control and manage "XN1 Ready" devices such as the RL1 Automated Return Loss Meter. The XN1 Server acts as the database which stores test plans, results, etc. The optional Cable Assembly Application can be run on a PC to control each RL1 locally.
The MS12001 software is the most widely deployed insertion loss and mandrel-free return loss measurement solution in the industry. With the MS12, it delivers accurate, reliable, and traceable results for optical cable assemblies and optical components.
Working closely with fiber optic market leaders, the MS12001 software has been tailored to accommodate critical fiber-optic testing needs. New features are continuously being added to suit new application requirements.
The EOTS Environmental Optical Test Software is the ideal solution for long- term testing of optical devices. At the core of the EOTS is an RL1 Automated Return Loss Meter for fast and accurate IL & RL measurements. The SX1 switches used in the EOTS have a repeatability of +/-0.005dB allowing for reliable long term measurements. With its capability to measure changes in Insertion Loss (IL) and mandrel-free Return Loss (RL) of up to 320 channels, the EOTS is the perfect solution to perform compliance testing of devices being stressed in environmental simulations.
The Wideband Component Test System (WCS) takes advantage of JGR’s cost effective ultra-wide band tunable laser source (TLS5), in order to provide fast and reliable measurements across the entire O, E, S, C, L and U wavelength ranges in one single sweep.
The WCS is capable of characterizing 32-Channel components such as broadband splitters, filters, or CWDM components in less than 10 seconds. Users can easily setup PASS/FAIL criteria to view real time graphical results of IL, PDL, and BR versus wavelength of their devices under test.
The Slide Detector Adapters (SD) allow for 4 times faster changing between detector adapters. By sliding onto your detector, there is no more worry about stripped threads and the orientation is always in the same location. The SD's are available for our newly developed Integrating Sphere that allows for duplex testing without the need to disconnect from the detector.
Manufactured with precision to ensure repeatable ferrule positioning and reliable performance. JGR Slide Detector Adapters are indispensable test instrument accessories.
JGR equipment can be purchased or upgraded to be equipped with a remote head detector. This allows for testing away from the meter for more flexibility and maximizing tabletop real estate.
In addition to our standard products, JGR offers detector adapters tailored to your particular requirements.