GAO’s laser source detects fiber faults
Staff - November 27, 2012Aiding the installation and maintenance of optical networks, the Model C0280003 handheld laser source from GAO Instruments emits a visible red light at a wavelength of 650 nm to identify the location of fiber macrobends, breaks, problem connectors, and improperly aligned mechanical splices.
It works with both single-mode and multimode optical fiber and can be used within an OTDR’s dead zone where accurate readings would otherwise be unavailable.
The laser source produces an optical power output of ≥0.5 mW, while offering a choice of two operating modes: continuous wave and 2-Hz modulated. Powered by a 9-V NiMH rechargeable battery, the Model C0280003 delivers 8 to 10 hours of continuous operation. Other features include a low-voltage warning and an automatic power-off function.
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