Equipment (fiber identifiers, spectrum analyzers, reflectometers, etc.) used for monitoring and testing fiber optic equipment
Fiber optic fault locators shine red laser light through jacketed fibers to identify breaks, bends, faulty connectors, splices and other causes of signal loss.
Fiber optic power meters are instruments that measure the average power of a continuous light beam. They are used to test signal power in fiber optic networks.
Fiber optic test equipment is used to detect the signal loss/change through a fiber optic cable.
Fiber optic test sources review the performance of a system by injecting light through the fibers.
Laser beam analyzers are used to determine the quality of a laser beam.
Optical fiber identifiers are designed to non-invasively identify continuous-wave signals in fiber optic cables. They are low cost, hand-held tools that identify signals in single-mode fiber without interrupting service or damaging the fiber.
Optical spectrum analyzers (OSA) can divide a lightwave signal into its constituent wavelengths. This means that it is possible to see the spectral profile of the signal over a certain wavelength range.
Optical time domain reflectometers (OTDR) measure the elapsed time and intensity of light reflected along an optical fiber. They are useful tools for locating problems in an optical network as they can compute the distance to breaks or attenuation.