Polarisation Mode Dispersion (PMD) Measurement System


The PMD500HS uses a combination of two standardised PMD measurement methods for fiber and cable testing to obtain a wide PMD measurement range.

A robust solution giving the flexibility to accurately test both short and long fibers.

A New interferometer design with enhanced motion linearity and  programmable scans for screening and testing of all fiber lengths, and a new dual scan high speed fixed analyser enabling fast testing of ultra low PMD values.

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  • All New Design
  • High Speed PMD by Interferometry
  • High Speed PMD by Fixed Analyzer & FFT
  • Measurement range down to 0.005ps
  • Fully IEC, TIA and ITU compliant
  • PMD in less than 4 seconds

For Polarisation Mode Dispersion (PMD), the PMD500 utilizes multiple measurement methods:

  • High Speed Interferometry enables efficient screening of all samples to identify problem fibers. 
  • High Speed Fixed Analyser wavelength scanning method, allowing measurement of PMD values down to 0.03ps.
  • High Speed 'Biased' Fixed Analyser wavelength scanning method, allowing measurement of PMD values down to 0.005ps.

The functionality of the included 'PEcon' software allows for automatic and sequential testing of all parameters with a single connection of the sample and a single button press.

Please refer to the published data-sheet for up-to-date specifications for this product.
This product has a wide choice of configurations and we invite you to contact us to discuss your requirements.
  • 'PEcon' is our all new software package, used to control the 500 series instruments. 
  • 'PEcon' is built around the Microsoft .net framework.
  • 'PEcon' can be run on Windows® XP through to the latest Windows® 8 in both 32bit and 64bit versions.
  • 'PEcon' can load saved results from our older 400 series instruments. 
  • 'PEcon' has a customisable look and feel and will be familiar to users of Microsoft Windows® and Microsoft Office® products.
  • 'PEcon' comes with a built in report editor enabling the user to configure and control the format of any printouts.
  • 'PEcon' has built in capabilities to allow automation and control of the instrument and data collection by central computer systems.

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