AGILENT 8168A 1500 to 1565 nm Tunable Laser Source

AGILENT 8168A 1500 to 1565 nm Tunable Laser Source

The HP 8168A tunable laser source is a basic tool for characterizing and testing optical amplifiers and components. The HP 8168A operates in the 1550 nm window. A built-in side mode filter ensures that a true single-mode laser line is generated for every wavelength point, eliminating any possible multimoding. A 0.001 nm resolution also makes these tunable lasers valuable tools for heterodyne measurements and coherent applications. Both tunable lasers provide independent control of output power and wavelength on a what-you-set-is-what-you-get basis. Wavelength scans, which require an output power that is stable over time and flat across all wavelengths, can be performed reliably, accurately, and quickly.