Chromatic Dispersion Measurement System

CD500

For Chromatic Dispersion measurement in fiber and cable manufacturing, the all new CD500 is the system of choice.

The PE.fiberoptics CD500 is an industry standard product for measurement of Chromatic Dispersion and PMD and the first in a new range of innovative digital instruments designed for the characterization of optical fibers. The CD500 provides both Chromatic and Polarisation Mode Dispersion (PMD) offering unparalleled speed of measurement and compact design

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  • Accuracy and reliability in the 1250 - 1630nm range.
  • 850nm and 1060nm wavelength ranges available in the CD500SW version, plus others.
  • New CD500HD option enabling measurement of ultr-long fiber spools in excess of 150km.
  • Automated high speed measurements .
  • Optional speed enhanced PMD (Polarization Mode Dispersion), Strain and Spectral Attenuation capabilities.
  • Multimode Chromatic Dispersion measurement option.
  • All new Windows based software interface with remote control capabilities.
  • Applicable to all fiber types- Standard, DS, NZDS and DC and specialty fibers.
  • Conforms to all TIA, IEC and ITU Standards including FOTP 175.

For Chromatic Dispersion(CD), the PE.fiberoptics CD500 uses the patented double demodulation technique to directly measure chromatic dispersion of optical fibers. The innovative approach offered by the CD500 provides advantages in both fiber production and research environments.

For Polarisation Mode Dispersion (PMD), the CD500 uses the Fixed Analyser wavelength scanning method, enabling 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® 7 through to the latest Windows® 10 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.
  • 'PEcon' is updated as and when features are added and functionality is improved. Please contact us for the latest version required for your product.

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