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Bristol Instruments Introduces Fast and Cost-Effective Wavelength Meter for Optical Transceiver Testing

VICTOR, NEW YORK March 10, 2020 – Bristol Instruments has introduced the 338 Series Optical Wavelength Meter to address the most important requirements of optical transceiver manufacturers. The model 338 has a high measurement rate of 25 Hz resulting in greater production throughput. And, its price, combined with a five-year warranty, provides a lower cost of ownership compared with comparable systems.

The 338 Optical Wavelength Meter uses proven Michelson interferometer-based technology with fast Fourier transform analysis to measure the wavelength of CW or modulated signals to an accuracy of ± 1.0 pm. Continuous calibration with a built-in wavelength standard ensures the utmost confidence in the test results. A convenient touch-screen display controls the system and displays the wavelength and power measurements in a variety of formats. The data can also be sent to a PC using a library of SCPI commands via USB, Ethernet, or GPIB.

“The 338 Optical Wavelength Meter is designed to improve the efficiency of optical transceiver wavelength testing,” said Dr. Brian Samoriski, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Bristol Instruments. “This new product demonstrates our dedication to satisfying the needs of our customers.”

About Bristol Instruments

Since its founding in 2005, Bristol Instruments has solely focused on designing, manufacturing, and marketing precision instruments using its expertise in optical interferometry. Bristol’s flagship products accurately characterize the wavelength and spectral properties of lasers and are used by scientists and engineers at universities and government and industrial laboratories. They are also used for the development and production testing of laser transmitters used in optical fiber communications. In addition, Bristol Instruments provides interferometer-based products to reliably measure critical physical dimensions of materials such as specialty plastic films, medical tubing, and ophthalmic products.