Luna introduces Optical Backscatter Reflectometer

Luna Technologies has introduced what it describes as the industry’s most sensitive frequency-domain reflectometer, the Optical Backscatter Reflectometer (OBR).

This failure analysis tool is said to offer unprecedented diagnostic capabilities to manufacturers of fibre-optic components and assemblies. Using the OBR, designers and manufacturers can look into the heart of optical components, modules and assemblies to measure minute reflections with 125dB sensitivity, 60dB dynamic range and 40 micron spatial resolution for up to 30 metres of optical length with zero dead-zone.

Luna Technologies believes the OBR fills the gap between conventional optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDRs) that have long reach and backscatter-level sensitivity but poor resolution, and component-level reflectometers that have high resolution but lack backscatter-level sensitivity.

With data acquisition rates exceeding five million points per second, the OBR provides fast and accurate plug-and-play inspection, qualification, verification and failure analysis of a wide variety of fibre-optic components and modules.

The OBR comes configured with an integrated internal tuneable laser source, a computer and a monitor. It is available immediately with a four to six week delivery lead-time.

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