“SK010PA” series polarization analyzer, a comprehensive universal measurement and test system for free beam applications and fiber-coupled laser sources. The analyzer is available for various wavelength ranges from the UV to the infrared region (350–1600 nm).
The plug&play device connects to the USB port of a standard computer. Alignments and measurements are performed rapidly. A real-time interactive display shows the state of polarization on a Poincaré sphere and on a polarization ellipse as well as the degree of polarization.
Special routines that determine polarization extinction ratio of fiber-coupled sources allow the evaluation of the alignment of polarization-maintaining fibers for sources with high and low coherence. For free beam applications, a certain state of polarization can be set using the polarization analyzer, e. g. of circularly polarized beams, that can be generated using fiber collimators with manually adjustable integrated quarter-wave plates.
The degree of right or left circular polarization is depicted on the Poincaré sphere and can thus be adjusted. The standard delivery includes the polarization analyzer, compatible with the microbench system as well as a fiber adapter for FC-APC connectors. Other connector adapters (ST, DIN-AVIO, SMA, PC, APC, SMA-905 High Power 5°/8°) and/or microbench adapters for different diameter optics can also be supplied.