Test and measurement company Yokogawa recently announced the launch of two new optical spectrum analysers (OSAs) to quell the market demands for an instrument which is capable of measuring a range of wavelengths to match the new needs in optical product development and manufacturing. The Yokogawa AQ6375E and AQ6376E are the only grating-based OSAs covering SWIR (Short-Wavelength InfraRed) over 2 μm and MWIR (Mid-Wavelength InfraRed) over 3 μm.
“The new AQ637xE has been launched to give developers and manufacturers greater flexibility in the range of wavelengths they can measure, all in one highly accurate and very useable family of OSAs,” said Terry Marrinan, Yokogawa Test&Measurement’s Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer.
“The AQ637xE will extend the number of optical products that can be analysed, both in development applications and in production, bringing feature-rich, high accuracy measurement to all stages of the process.”
The new OSAs are available in four different versions, The AQ6375E Standard, which has a wavelength range of 1200-2400nm, the AQ6375E, with an Extended Wavelength version has a wavelength range of 1000-2500nm, the AQ6375E Limited version, which has a wavelength range of 1200-2400nm (with reduced wavelength resolution), and the AQ6376E Standard which has a wavelength range of 1500-3400nm. The range of available wavelengths provides developers with increased flexibility to apply the OSAs in a plethora of applications, including but not limited to environmental measurement and gas sensing, where the AQ637xE can be used in the measurement of gas absorption spectra and the characterisation of light sources used in Laser Absorption Spectroscopy. Other major uses for the OSAs are medical care and biotechnology and industrial laser applications. Usual applications will include the development and measurement of lasers, and the characterisation of broadband light sources such as supercontinuum light sources, optical passive devices, and optical fibres.
The LAN port provides convenient access to the data stored in the internal storage and also facilitates firmware updates via a PC.