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How small is CD and PMD of the 8156xA?
The value of CD and PMD of the 8156xA is equivalent to the value of about 1 m optical fiber SMF28.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Is the power control loop of the 81566A/67A also working for signal packets?
Yes, the averaging time of the 81566A/67A has to be adjusted to a time significantly longer than ...

FAQ 2011-07-05

What kind of power sensor is used in the 81566A/67A?
The 81566A/67A uses an InGaAs photodiode, similar to Agilent's 81632A power sensor module.

FAQ 2011-07-05

How do I interpret the binary data which is retrieved over the GPIB from the Stability/Logging application?
The data has the following format ...

FAQ 2011-07-05

Why should I use an optical head for optical power measurements?
Use heads for bare fiber, open beam, highly accurate absolute power or high power measurements.

FAQ 2011-07-05

When I calibrate power/ return loss / source modules, do I send the mainframe as well?
No, it is not required to send in a mainframe to calibrate individual modules.

FAQ 2011-07-05

What is the calibration cycle for the 8161x Optical Return Loss Module?
The 8161X Optical Return Loss Modules have a 24 month calibration cycle.

FAQ 2011-07-05

How large is the optical head detector area?
All optical heads from Agilent Technologies use large area detectors.

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Why would I want to use the analog output on the front of the optical head?
The analog output provides a voltage (0-2V) proportional to the optical power in a given range ...

FAQ 2011-07-05

Will the 8164A mainframe print in color?
The 8164A will not print in color to an external printer.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Can I use both PC and APC connectors with the optical heads?
Yes, you can use both straight (PC) and angled (APC) fiber with the Agilent Technologies optical heads.

FAQ 2011-07-05

What is the calibration cycle for the 8169A polarization controller?
The recommended calibration cycle for the 8169A is 12 months.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Is there an electrical extender cable available for the 8162xA/B optical heads?
The model number of this cable, with a length of 4 meters, is 81624CE.

FAQ 2011-07-05

What accessories should I order with my 8169A?
The 8169A two requires fiber connector adapters depending upon what option is ordered:

FAQ 2011-07-05

What is the calibration cycle for the DFB Laser sources?
The calibration cycle for the 8166xA DFB laser sources is 24 months.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Is there an electrical extender cable for the 815xx series optical heads?
An electrical extender cable was available. However, we do no longer manufacture it.

FAQ 2011-07-05

What accessories should I order with the 8162x optical heads?
The heads will not be able to operate as standalone instruments. The following accessories are needed ...

FAQ 2011-07-05

What is the noise floor of the power sensor in the 81566A/67A?
The noise floor of the power sensor in the 81566A/67A is 20 pW.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Does the parameters 'averaging time' and 'speed' influence the power control loop of the 81566A/67A?
The user selected averaging time is effective for all internal power measurements...

FAQ 2011-07-05

I am going through several patch cables before I connect to my device. Where do I establish my reference?
If you are measuring return loss through several patch cables there are three calibrations which are ...

FAQ 2011-07-05

How can I link the 8164A with the 8166A?
The mainframes can be linked together with a GPIB cable, where a remote PC takes the control ...

FAQ 2011-07-05

Why can't I obtain my computer's fingerprint ID?
For the fingerprinting or licensing tools to work correctly, a network card, the appropriate driver and ...

FAQ 2011-07-05

I need to measure Polarization Dependant Loss (PDL), which optical head should I use?
The uncertainty due to polarization is less for InGaAs based optical heads than for Ge based optical heads.

FAQ 2011-07-05

I need to perform return loss measurements on multimode cable. Will 8161x RTL modules allow me to do so?
Specifications are not valid if using a multimode cable.

FAQ 2011-07-05

When upgrading my 816xB mainframe using ATTools, my computer reports "Cannot initialize serial port ...
A background task, such as hot synchronization, may be using the serial port.

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