VIAVI Solutions / JDSU PS3050+25 Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL) Meter

VIAVI Solutions / JDSU PS3050+25 Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL) Meter

This JDSU PS3 Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL) Meter is used and in excellent condition.

Optical Interface: FC/APC
Model: PS3050+25
Light Source Wavelength: 1550 ±10 nm
Detector Optimized Wavelength: 1550nm
Reference Input and Reference Output Installed

Power Measurements are made in: dBm and dB

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VIAVI Solutions / JDSU PS3 Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL) Meter

  • Polarization Dependent Loss Meter
  • Insertion Loss Meter
  • Return Loss / Back Reflection Meter (Depending on Options)
  • PDL Measurements Made With Built-In FP Laser Source or External Source
  • Output Power Of Internal FP Source: < -1 dBm
  • Calibrated External Source Wavelength Range: 950 - 1700 nm
  • Uses the Mueller Method
  • GPIB and RS232 Remote Control


Three Instruments in One:

• Polarization Dependent Loss Meter,
measured with built-in Fabry-Perot source or an external source

• Insertion Loss Meter
• Return Loss / Backreflection Meter (if the option is installed)

The JDS Uniphase Polarization Dependent Loss Multimeter is the fastest and most accurate multimeter available. It measures polarization dependent loss (PDL) of single-mode fiberoptic components using either an internal laser or an external source. The multimeter measures the loss of a device under test for four independent input polarization states.The PDL and the average loss over all polarization states are calculated using the Mueller matrix, internationally standardized under IEC (613)00-3-12.

The multimeter easily and rapidly changes from measuring PDL and insertion loss (IL) to measuring return loss / back reflection or power. The PDL and IL are measured and displayed simultaneously in less than two seconds.

The multimeters have a sophisticated optical design that compensates for changes in optical power at the internal reference detector. The design ensures accurate loss measurements regardless of drift in the source power or the coupling efficiency of the input light through the polarization state controller. The integrated PDL standard source is particularly convenient for verifying the meter's calibration. An external tunable laser or two fixed laser sources can be selected for various wavelength measurements. The multimeter is ideal for PDL-sensitive components, such as isolators, DWDMs, fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs), optical circulators, switches, attenuators, couplers, and other devices for which high test accuracy and optimum production speed are crucial.


• Passive component qualifications
• Optical attenuator specifications
• Optical switch specifications

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JDS PS3 Datasheet (pdf) 
JDS PS3 Manual (pdf) 
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