High stray light suppression: 80 dB
Up to 20x faster measurementWith a new sensitivity mode (RAPID) specialized for CW light, measurement speed is up to 20x faster than conventional models.New sensitivity settings optimize measurement timeSensitivity settings have a significant impact on measurement time. The AQ6380 has two modes and 19 sensitivity settings. Shorten measurement time by selecting the optimum sensitivity according to the type of optical signal and the minimum sensitivity requirement. Measurement sensitivity can also be set numerically. The appropriate sensitivity setting is automatically selected when entering the required minimum sensitivity value.
- RAPID: Sensitivity mode for fast measurement specialized for CW light
- TRAD:Traditional sensitivity mode that supports both CW light and pulsed light
Note: The sensitivity is a reference value at 1550 nm, not a guaranteed value
Built-in analysis functions eliminate post-processing tasks
The AQ6380 has built-in analysis functions to characterize optical spectrum from a variety of optical systems and devices including WDM, DFB-LD, EDFA, and filters. The automatic calculation of the major parameters of the device under test will contributes to fast characterization. Analysis functions include DFB-LD, FP-LD, LED, spectral width (peak/notch), SMSR, optical power, WDM (OSNR), EDFA (NF and gain), filter (peak/bottom), and WDM filter (peak/bottom).
Example of SMSR analysis
DUT-oriented test apps simplify the test process
The appplication mode (APP) transforms an OSA into a versatile machine dedicated to a device under test (DUT). APP mode provides a DUT-specific user interface that navigates the user from configuration settings to test result output without worrying with other OSA settings. The AQ6380 comes pre-installed with several standard applications including WDM testing, DFB-LD testing, and FP-LD testing. Additional optional applications are available for download from the Yokogawa Test&Measurement website.
APP menu window
WDM test application
Backward-compatible remote interface for easy upgrade of test system
Easily build an automated measurement system using a remote-control interface (Ethernet or GP-IB). The remote command set conforms to the Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI), compatible with AQ6370 series and AQ6319, as well as proprietary AQ6317-compatible commands, allowing for easy upgrades to existing measurement systems.
OSA Viewer enables emulation and remote control on a PC
Emulate and remotely control the AQ6380 using OSA Viewer, the application software included with the AQ6370 Viewer. OSA Viewer’s user interface and analysis capabilities allow R&D and production users to easily view and analyze waveforms on their PC or laptop. The AQ6380 can be controlled remotely via a direct connection or over a network. The screen image from the AQ6380 displays in real time on remotely-connected PCs or laptops, where you can operate it as if you are using the AQ6380 directly, and data files saved on the AQ6380 are remotely transferable to your computer. These features are ideal when R&D users need to evaluate and analyze measurement data and optimize test conditions and troubleshoot on remote lines, as well as when Production users need to collect and analyze measurement results of remote production lines.