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March 2018 Newsletter Out Now

March 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we introduce the Hyperchromator from Mountain Photonics as an efficient tuneable broadband light source, Siskiyou Go Large with bigger IXF mounts in a choice of materials, Gamma Scientific push into the near infra-red with their latest RS-7 SpectralLED light source, and EXFO expand their range of benchtop test and measurement equipment. Plus Magnetism 2018 and Photonex London

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New fibre-optic Test and Measurement equipment from EXFO

FTB-5235 Optical Spectrum Analyser
EXFO LogoThe new FTB-5235 Optical Spectrum Analyser from EXFO is a compact, entry-level optical spectrum analyser (OSA) ideal for a variety of field applications, including DWDM and CWDM network commissioning and troubleshooting.

With the largest screen in the industry, and an intuitive user interface, the FTB-5235 offers power and wavelength measurements, has a WDM and drift mode, is capable of OSNR testing (IEC 61280-2-9) and also offline post-processing.

PPM-350D PON Power Meter
EXFO’s new PPM-350D has been designed to fulfil the field technicians need to know what’s what. As communications service providers (CSPs) deploy next-gen technologies onto legacy passive optical networks (PON), by overlaying new wavelengths on existing lines, it is necessary to quickly determine what’s being squirted down a fibre. The PPM-350D PON Power Meter automatically detects the PON technology in use and adapts its test parameters to match.

The PPM-350D is compatible with GPON and EPON, can handle single- and multi-layer PON, has a pass-through mode for ONT/ONU verification, and supports 10G. It also comes with a smart App, Bluetooth and USB.

OSICS Multifunction Test Platform
EXFO has rebadged OSICS multifunction modular platform following its recent acquisition of Yenista Optics. The instrument has the widest selection of plug-in modules, making it the most flexible platform for DWDM (Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing) system evaluation and fibre optic component testing.

Up to 8 modules can be mixed and matched in a single OSICS mainframe. The range includes: compact tuneable lasers, a compact transmission laser, broadband light sources, and passive optical functions such as high-power optical attenuators and variable back reflectors.

Please contact us for more information about these or other test and measurement instruments from EXFO.


February 2018 Newsletter Out Now

September 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue we welcome Accurion and their Halcyonics range of vibration isolation systems, take a look at Siskiyou’s probe manipulators for the life scientist interested in electrophysiology, survey the temperature measurement and control equipment from Lake Shore Cryotronics, and announce two new handheld instruments from EXFO for analysing optical powers and frequencies in fibre networks.

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November 2017 Newsletter Out Now

November 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue this issue we reveal that: HOLOEYE has made their new driver standard across the PLUTO range of SLMs, EXFO has announced a new batch of test and measurement (T&M) instruments for the optical communications laboratory, OZ Optics is a great choice for economical high-quality fibre optic components, and Gamma Scientific has a new video demonstrating the capabilities of their SpectralLED light source.

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New benchtop T&M instruments from EXFO

EXFO offer a comprehensive range of benchtop and portable test instruments, delivering top performance and pinpoint accuracy for the optical communications laboratory. The range has recently been expanded with the addition of several new instruments:

 OSA High Performance Optical Spectrum Analyser
  • Wavelength range of 1250-1700 nm
  • Resolution: 20 pm (native) & adjustable over 50-2000 pm
  • Sweep speed up to 2000 nm/s
  • Accuracy: ±10 pm over 1500-1640 nm & ±25 pm over 1250-1700 nm
  • Power level accuracy of ±0.4 dB
  • Built-in calibration source
  • Intuitive user interface with 12″ touchscreen
  • 8 application-oriented analysis modes and a full suite of analysis tools

EXFO OSA High Performance Optical Spectrum Analyser

OSA

 XT Series Automatic/Manual Tuneable Filters with Fixed or Adjustable Bandwidth
XTA-50 Automatic Tuneable Filter with Adjustable Bandwidth

XTA-50 / XFA

  • Adjustable bandwidth flat-top filter
  • Ultra-sharp filter edges
  • High isolation
  • 200 nm wavelength range
  • High accuracy and repeatability
  • Narrowest filter – highest selectivity
  • Three models: Standard, Ultrafine & Wide
  • Manual (XTM-50) & Fixed Bandwidth (XFA) versions also available
 T100S-HP High Power Tuneable Laser Source
  • Power > +10 dBm for Essential & > +8 dBm for Extended Range models
  • Dynamic range of 100 dB & tuning range of up to 200 nm
  • 6 models cover 1240 to 1680 nm
  • Wavelength accuracy < ± 20 pm
  • Sweeping & Stepping operations
EXFO T100S-HP High Power Tuneable Laser Source

T100S-HP

For more information about these or other EXFO products we offer, please contact us.


More modules for EXFO’s LTB-8 Test Platform

EXFO has expanded the number of plug-in modules for their next-generation test platform, the LTB-8. This compact unit, equipped with an ultra-powerful processor and highly intuitive interface, gives the lab user an optimised instrument to run dedicated test applications simply and efficiently for technologies such as Ethernet, OTN, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and more.

The current module range comprises:

  • FTBx-1750 Power Meter Module
  • FTBx-5245 Optical Spectrum Analyser
  • FTBx-88×0 10G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-88200 100G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-9150 Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9160 MEMS Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9600 Utility Module

An upgrade path for existing users of the IQS-600 modular test platform, enabling migration from the old to the new, has been mapped out by EXFO so please contact us for details and trade-in offers.


August 2017 Newsletter Out Now

August 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover a new high incident power handling NIR PLUTO SLM panel from HOLOEYE and new Probe Station option kits from Lake Shore Cryotronics, reveal additional plug-in modules for EXFO’s latest LTB-8 fibre network test instrument and have a quick look at Kinetic Systems‘ anti-vibration equipment, plus QuAMP, Photonics Ireland, and more…

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New modular test system for networks from EXFO

EXFO has released their next-generation modular test system in the form of the LTB-8 Rackmount Platform (with video), a versatile solution that addresses the many testing requirements found within today’s data networks.

The LTB-8’s small format, ultra-powerful processor and highly intuitive interface gives the lab user an optimised instrument to run dedicated test applications simply and efficiently for technologies such as Ethernet, OTN, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and more.

  • In-rack or tabletop
  • 8 hot-swappable modules
  • RAID data storage
  • USB, LAN, Sync and AMT ports
  • High performance on-board computer
  • Multi-user and remote access capability

An upgrade path for existing users of the IQS-600 modular test platform, enabling migration from the old to the new, has been mapped out by EXFO so please contact us for details and trade-in offers.


August 2016 Newsletter Out Now

August 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce several new products. We begin with Lake Shore’s new 240 Series distributed cryogenic temperature monitoring system for “Big physics” projects, Micro Laser Systems further expansion of their laser collimator portfolio, an extended range Z-axis nanopositioner for microscopists from Mad City Labs, and EXFO‘s latest benchtop optical power meter. Plus details of events coming in September.

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EXFO’s new LTK-1 delivers a high-performance benchtop optical power meter solution to all

EXFO LTB-1EXFO’s new LTK-1 Benchtop Optical Power Meter offers:

  • High-performance optical power meter
  • 85 dB range
  • Choice of 1, 2 or 4 detectors
  • Up to 5 kHz continuous sampling rate
  • Easy-to-use web-based interface
  • Optional FIP-400B fibre inspection probe
  • IVI compliant drivers for automated test systems

Combining the FTB-1750 power meter module with the new LTB-1 platform, the LTK-1 delivers a high-performance benchtop power meter solution to the lab engineer, or the production manager looking for a small, cost-effective easily automated solution.

EXFO designed the LTK-1 for performance, giving it an 85 dB range, fast stabilisation times, and the ability to simultaneously measure high and low signals on up to four channels. This new power meter kit is the only one on the market to offer touchscreen display and optional industry-leading FIP-400B inspection probe.

The LTB-1 platform is Windows-based, and offers maximum efficiency and flexibility through its Ethernet remote control port and powerful processor. It comes with a web-based user interface and powerful remote control capabilities via built-in Ethernet port and IVI compliant instrument drivers.

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EXFO’s new CW tunable laser offers 10 pm resolution and 100 kHz linewidth in the C or L bands

FLS-2800-1HRThe EXFO FLS-2800 is a continuous wave (CW) tunable laser with a high-power output, narrow 100 kHz linewidth and 10 pm resolution tunability over the C or L band. This laser offers a cost-effective and versatile solution for various applications, including coherent/orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission and WDM network emulation. The FLS-2800 is available in single- or dual-laser configurations.

The FLS-2800 is easy to directly control using the knob on the front panel. Each laser is controlled separately, and both wavelength and power can be adjusted quickly and precisely. It is also possible to view the status of and control the FLS-2800 remotely via the USB or Ethernet ports by means of EXFO’s TLM user interface.

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EXFO makes optical fibre inspection smarter

A dirty and/or damaged optical fibre is a common and avoidable problem, and EXFO’s intelligent fibre inspection solutions are designed to simplify and speed this task. Proper connector inspection is an essential best practice.

The solution comprises an inspection probe linked to a display platform. The former provides a crisp magnified digital image of connector endfaces, over a WiFi or USB connection, to a handheld test set with display for combined applications, a modular platform for advanced multitesting, a PC or laptop for labs, or even an Android™ smartphone or tablet for even more flexibility. Special analysis software helps ensure connectors and adaptors are clean and free of any defect, removing the risk of misinterpretation.

The EXFO FIP-400 series probes deliver a variety of functions depending on model chosen and display platform used. For more information on options and specifications, please contact us.

EXFO also offer Power Meters, Variable Attenuators, and Light Sources within their Handheld and Benchtop Instrument Ranges.