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What differentiates the benchtop and portable optical spectrum analyzers?
The 86140 family consists of two benchtop (86140/42) and two portable models (86143/86145). The benchtops have...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What is the limitation of number of points for reading in ASCII format on GPIB, IEEE 488.2?
You can't read all the data of a trace at once. You have to read one interval of a trace...

FAQ 2003-01-08

How do I set the HPIB/GPIB/IEEE 4888.2 address of the 86140 optical spectrum analyzer family?
The default address of the optical spectrum analyzer is 23. If you want to change it...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Is it possible to get EELED's with different center wavelengths than 1310 and 1550 nm within the OSA?
EELED's with center frequencies other than 1310 and 1550nm...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Is it possible to buy an external calibration cell so I can calibrate multiple 8614xA/B OSAs?
Yes. If you do not have an internal 1550nm EELED...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What are the specifications for the fixed 10 dB attenuator offered as Option 030 on the 8614XB OSA?
Yes, here are the critical optical specifications...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Is Time Domain Extinction EDFA measurement personality offered for the 8614XB OSA?
Currently, Agilent offers optical amplifier gain and noise figure using the interpolated source subtraction (ISS) test method...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What differentiates the benchtop and portable models in the 86140 optical spectrum analyzer family?
There are several models in the 86140 family. If you compare the same model type (for example...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What is the cost of the applications in the 86140 optical spectrum analyzer family?
There is no cost associated with the applications. They are included free of charge when...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Can I use the internal wavelength calibrator of the 86140 benchtop products to calibrate the portable instruments?
Yes. The portable analyzer will search for the characteristics of the calibration cell and measure...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Can my 86140 family OSA display the x-axis in something other than nanometers (nm)?
Yes, this is possible. To do this you must change the default...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Can I still calibrate my instrument without the wavelength calibrator option with the 86140 OSA?
The internal wavelength calibrator (option 006) provides an easy and accurate method to calibrate the instrument...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What are the wavelength limits of the 86140 optical spectrum analyzer family?
This depends on the mode you are operating. In the normal measurement mode...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Do the benchtop and portable optical spectrum analyzers have the same functionality?
All the benchtop and portable units have an internal printer, floppy disk drive and optional wavelength calibrator...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Can I retrofit wavelength calibrator to the OSA after I have received the instrument?
Yes, the wavelength calibrator can be retrofitted at service centers...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What hardware options can be purchased for the 86140B family of optical spectrum analyzers?
The 86140B family supports a variety of options, including an internal wavelength calibrator and 1300/1550 nm...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Can I order the internal EELED sources for the portable OSAs of the 86140 family?
It is not possible to add the EELED sources to the portable models of the 86140 family due to their smaller sizes...

FAQ 2003-01-08

How accurate are the 8614X OSAs after calibrating with the wavelength calibrator, Option 006?
The wavelength calibrator, Option 006, increases the optical spectrum analyzer's accuracy to better than +/-50m wavelength...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What travel and field accessories are available for the 86140 family of optical spectrum analyzers?
A variety of transit and soft carrying cases are available for benchtop and portable optical spectrum analyzers...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What are the measurement uncertainties for the Gain and Noise Figure in the 8614XB OSA Amplifier Test Personality?
Ideally, an EDFA would amplify the input signal by its gain and produce no additional output. However, the EDFA...

FAQ 2003-01-08

How do I achieve the best 54753A/54754A calibration possible?
Use high quality cables, and precision 50 ohm load and...

FAQ 2003-01-07

If I upgrade my 8614xB optical spectrum analyzer, can I go back?
It is possible to revert to an earlier firmware revision.

FAQ 2003-01-07

Why do I measure a service disruption time of a few milliseconds, but when I look at the total bit errors ...
The Agilent OmniBER uses a special technique to accurately measure the error burst on a PRBS signal.

FAQ 2002-12-02

What is the storage capacity of the hard disk in the 86100A DCA?
6 Gbytes

FAQ 2002-12-02

How long does it take for Agilent to calibrate my 86140A/B optical spectrum analyzer?
Typically the turnaround time is 3-5 days, not including shipping time.

FAQ 2002-12-02

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