California-based test and measurement supplier OptoTest has introduced the OP-SPHR integrating sphere, which is designed as a cost-effective method for testing optical fibres terminated with high-density connectors such as MXC, MTP/MPO, or bare fibre.
The integrating sphere works by reflecting and evenly distributing the light over the entire surface of the internal cavity, making Insertion Loss (IL) measurements stable and repeatable with low polarisation dependence.
The screw-on design is ideal for implementing into new or existing test systems to accommodate up to 72 fibres and can be used with all OptoTest 1mm and 3mm detector designs. The detector-mountable OP-SPHR requires no calibration which reduces the necessary maintenance substantially.
When used in conjunction with OptoTest’s OP Series test equipment and OPL Series software, insertion loss measurements are the fastest in the industry, recording all test results in an easy-to-access format, the company claims.
The OP-SPHR is available to order now.