Newport’s New Low-Cost Fiber Optic Detectors

Both photodiode and integrating sphere designs available for very simple configuration changes.

Fiber Optic Detector and 918 Integrating Sphere

Fiber Optic Detector and 918 Integrating Sphere

January 24, 2013

Irvine, CA – Jan. 24, 2013 – Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage, and Measure Light®, introduces photodiode-based, low cost fiber optic detectors. The new products are cost-efficient alternatives to existing 918D-IS integrating sphere fiber detectors, yet allowing both free-space and fiber optic measurements simply by removing the fiber adapter.

Based on Newport’s 818 detector series, the new fiber optic detectors feature great flexibility and simple configuration with three stainless steel adapters available. The FC/PC adapter is included; the optional FC/APC and SMA connectors are both sold separately. Four different detectors are introduced: Ultraviolet (UV - 200 – 1100 nm), silicon (Si - 400 – 1100 nm), indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs - 800 – 1650 nm), and germanium (Ge - 780 – 1800 nm).

The 918D-IS series universal fiber optic sensors use a 1-inch symmetrical integrating sphere to ensure the most accurate calibration possible, regardless of the fiber type measured. The dual detector design includes special optics to improve temperature sensitivity, operating wavelength from 400 to1650 nm. The 918D-IS-IG has a single InGaAs detector that operates from 800 to 1650 nm while the 918-IS-SL uses a single Si detector for operation in the wavelength range from 400 to 1100 nm.

Newport’s calibration service to help maintain accuracy and guarantee performance includes the new ANSI Z450.3 compliant calibration. For more information about Newport’s new low-cost, fiber optic detectors that enable accurate and polarization-independent measurements, please visit:

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