CT400: Component Tester for IL Measurements
The CT400 has been discontinued. It is replaced by the CT440, an improved model of optical component tester with better USB connection and software user interface.
Discontinuation date: 31 October 2017
Final order date: 31 December 2017
In less than 5 seconds, the transmission curves of passive optical components can be characterized over the wavelength range from 1240 to 1680 nm with the CT400. The unit tests directly a DUT (Device Under Test) with up to 4 output ports and can be interfaced with external detectors for higher port count DUTs.
The CT400 Optical Component Tester requires at least one tunable laser with sweeping capability and an external PC. The CT400 software provides a convenient graphical user interface with data analysis features (GUI). A DLL file is available so that customers can easily integrate the CT400 in test benches with their own interface. The DLL is compatible with LabView, Python, C++ and a number of other languages.
The full wavelength range from 1240 to 1680 nm is obtained with the CT400 when using multiple lasers. The unit switches automatically between the subsequent lasers enabling seamless scans over the full range.
The following specifications apply for CT400 manufactured from September 1st 2014 (specifications of CT400 manufactured before September 1st 2014 are available upon request).
|Operating wavelength range|
|Number of detector ports|
|Number of lasers in continuous sweep|
60 dB typ. for models with 3 or 4 input ports