AMS : Portable OTDR offers outstanding resolution

Luciol Instruments recently launched its first fully portable high resolution OTDR, LOR-200. It is similar in shape and feel to a standard portable OTDR, but achieves unprecedented resolution. It is based on Luciol proprietary technology: scanning photon counting (patent pending).

The LOR-200 distinguishes events with 20 cm separation and has a sub-m attenuation dead zone. It features a very high contrast (defined as the ratio between the highest signal and the noise on a trace), which allows to see both high reflections and Rayleigh Back Scattering on a single trace. It is therefore an exceptional instrument for characterization of optical fiber assemblies with both loss and high reflections at connectors.

Its unique dynamic range for short pulse lengths (up to 15 dB for 2 ns pulses) enables to see through optical splitters, even over very short distances. This combination of high resolution and high dynamic range makes it an excellent tool for Passive Optical Network (PON) installation and monitoring. The 1625 nm option with matched filter allows the use of the LOR-200 on live PONs, without disturbing the transmission.

The LOR-200 is available for a variety of fiber types and wavelengths as a custom system. It is now ready for ordering and shipment from Luciol.

Luciol Instruments OTDRs are available from AMS Technologies in Germany.

About AMS Technologies

Founded in 1982, AMS Technologies is a leading distributor of high-tech components, systems and instruments in Europe today. Headquartered in Martinsried/Munich, Germany, the company serves regional markets from local sales offices in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain. AMS Technologies represents approved global technology leaders and new to market companies that develop innovative, leading edge products in the fields of optoelectronics, thermal management and high power electronics.

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AMS Technologies AG
Fraunhoferstr. 22
82152 Martinsried/Munich

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