MPX-SR3 Fiber Shaker

Arden’s MPX Modal Explorer makes measurement of Encircled Flux easy, and accurate, and it complies with international standards. But if you are measuring laser-based transmission light sources for multimode systems you may need to use a test jumper assembly and fiber shaker in order to avoid “speckle”. Industry standards (for example IEEE 802.3aq and FOTP– 203) call for the use of a mechanical fiber shaker.

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Multimode laser source without Shaker Multimode laser source with Shaker

The MPX-SR3 Fiber Shaker reduces speckle by changing the differential path length of the various modes in the fiber. The fiber is shaken continuously during the measurement to allow the speckle to be averaged out. This will ensure sufficient repeatability for the measurement of the Encircled Flux.

The MPX-SR3 Fiber Shaker has two channels. One channel contains OM1 (62.5/125 µm Graded Index fiber) and the other OM2 (50/125 µm Graded Index fiber). Each channel has an input and output port fitted with FC/PC connectors as standard.

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MPX-SR3 Fiber Shaker

    Fiber Types

    OM1 (62.5/125 GI) and OM2 (50/125 GI)

    Input and Output Connectors

    FC/PC

    Frequency of Shaking

    10Hz

    Insertion Loss

    <1 dB

    Size (cm)

    26w x 27d x 9h

    Weight (kg)

    1.9

    Power

    External switched mode power supply. Requirements: 90 - 240V, <500mA, <50W

    Operating Temperature

    +5 to +40 °C

    Storage Temperature

    -10 to +50 °C

PART NUMBER DESCRIPTION
MPX-1 MPX-1 system for modal analysis of multimode fibers at 850nm, including optical unit, cables, software package and user manual. System is supplied with a universal 2.5mm connector adaptor and an LC connector adaptor. Computer not included. See product specification for information about computer configuration.
MPX-2 MPX-2 system for modal analysis of multimode fibers at 1300nm, including optical unit, cables, software package and user manual. System is supplied with a universal 2.5mm connector adaptor and an LC connector adaptor. Computer not included. See product specification for information about computer configuration.
OPTIONS
MPX-API MPX API software add on designed for accessing and controlling the MPX for automated testing (additional license required)
MPX-CC-01 Rigid carrying case for MPX-1
MPX-CC-02 Rigid carrying case for MPX-2
MPX-CP01 Chrome-on-Glass calibration artefact and software package for MPX-1 and MPX-2 to enable user calibration traceable to NPL standards. Includes Chrome-on-Glass artefact, software CD and operation instructions
MPX-CAU250 Input connector adaptor for 2.5mm diameter ferrule connectors, universal (supplied as standard with MPX-1 and MPX-2)
MPX-CALC Input connector adaptor for LC connectors (supplied as standard with MPX-1 and MPX-2)
MPX-CAFC Input connector adaptor for FC connectors
MPX-CAFC/APC Input connector adaptor for FC/APC connectors
MPX-CASC Input connector adaptor for SC connectors
MPX-CASC/APC Input connector adaptor for SC/APC connectors
MPX-CAST Input connector adaptor for ST connectors
MPX-CAMTP Input connector adaptor for MTP connectors
MPX-CAMTRJ Input connector adaptor for MTRJ connectors
MPX-SR3 Fiber shaker with 2 fibers ( 1 x OM1 and 1 x OM2 ); FC/PC connectors on input and output
MPX-UEW3 MPX extended warranty covering parts and labour for 3 years from purchase, return to base. Cover excludes camera.
APL-LC Laptop computer, pre-installed with application software
APL-DC Desktop computer, pre-installed with application software