Optical Workbench (Model 4500)
The Model 4500 Optical Workbench offers a combination of measurement speed, accuracy and repeatability combined with a wide range of optical control options—all in one easy-to-use affordable package. Running optical experiments has never been simpler. All capabilities can be run from a single screen.
Options include polarization control, switching, attenuation and photodiode measurement.
The Model 4500 combines 100,000 rps with a powerful processor that can handle the measurement speed. With two channels, each channel still measures at 100,000 rps.
The Model 4500 with precision power meter modules measures from +10 dBm to -95 dBm, for a full dynamic range of 105 dB.
Even more important than full dynamic range is the range you can achieve while making a measurement without stopping to change range. Most meters take ~20 ms to change range. The Model 4500 has a large dynamic range of >65 dB at full speed, eliminating the need to change range.
The precision power meter modules have lower than 0.0015 dB polarization dependency of measurement.
The 4” x 6” VGA color display affords excellent ability to understand and analyze measurements on the power meter without the need to export to a PC. Trends, drifts, noise, perturbations are all clearly indicated on the graphic display.
The removable USB flash memory drive makes getting data to Excel very simple. Built-in Ethernet and GPIB communications makes remote retrieval of data easy to do … connect to your company’s network and get data to your desktop, home or other location over a VPN.
Repeatability is a major obstacle to consistent results in the lab and to eliminating discrepant materials in production. The 4500 provides repeatability of ± 0.005 dB for typical changes in the input configuration, including 1 mm changes in the x and y dimensions, and -1 mm + 3 mm in the z dimension.