Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation reveals the release of the AQ6360, an optical spectrum analyzer for production line applications that employs the dispersive spectroscopy technique (A technique for the extraction of a narrow range of wavelengths by passing light through a diffraction grating and a narrow slit) and covers optical communication wavelengths in the 1200–1650 nm range. With its compact, lightweight design and optimal performance specifications for production line applications, the AQ6360 is an ideal instrument for the production line testing and inspection of the semiconductor lasers used in optical transceivers, optical amplifiers, and other types of optical communications devices.
- The right specifications at a low price
As its performance specifications have been optimised for the production line testing and inspection of semiconductor lasers, the AQ6360 costs approximately 30% less than our high-performance AQ6370D model.
Wavelength resolution: 0.1 to 2 nm
Level sensitivity: +20 to −80 dBm (dBm: decibel per mW)
Dynamic range: 55 dB
- Stable measurement independent of optical fiber type
The AQ6360 features a unique free-space optical input. As no fiber is mounted inside the instrument, the AQ6360 can accept light signal inputs from both single-mode and multimode fibers, ensuring stable measurement independent of the optical fiber type.
- High-speed measurement
The AQ6360 can measure optical signals approximately two times faster than the AQ6370D.
The AQ6360 is compact, measuring just 426 mm (W) × 459 mm (D) × 177 mm (H), and it weighs only 15.5 kg. It is approximately 20% shorter and lighter than the AQ6370D.