Lower uncertainty and wider power range Optical sensor modules
Yokogawa is launching new, more capable versions of its AQ2200 optical sensor modules. The AQ2200-212 is a single channel optical sensor module, complete with an analog output port, while the AQ2200-222 offers two channels.
Designed to work with the AQ2200 series frame controllers, the new modules offer improved performance over the existing AQ2200-221. The AQ2200-212 and the AQ2200-222 both offer a power range of +15 to -90 dBm, compared to the AQ2200-221’s figure of +10 to -70 dBm. The modules can also achieve a seamless measurement of approximately 30 dB without switching the measurement range. The modules also have an improved uncertainty of ± 2.5 %, compared to their predecessor’s figure of ± 3 %. Minimum averaging time has been halved to 100 µs, compared to the AQ2200-221’s 200 µs. Other performance figures include a wavelength range of 800 to 1700 nm and a polarization dependence of 0.02 dB.
The new optical sensor modules are ideal for manufacturers of active optical devices and components who need to test products such as lasers, optical transceivers, and optical amplifiers, says Yokogawa. They will also suit the needs of passive component manufacturers producing items such as optical fibers, optical connectors, and optical couplers, as well as manufacturers of optical transmission systems.