Photon Kinetics

2300 Fiber Analysis System

The Next Industry Standard for Optical Fiber Characterization

For over 20 years, Photon Kinetics' 2200 Fiber Analysis and 2400 Fiber Geometry Systems have been the industry standards for spectral loss (e.g. cut-off wavelength) and fiber geometry characterization. The new 2300 Fiber Analysis System is the first optical fiber test instrument to combine these two critical measurements at one test station. The elimination of redundant fiber handling and preparation alone enables fiber and cable manufacturers to reduce the time and expense associated with these "short fiber" measurements by more than 50%. Plus, the 2300's higher data acquisition speeds provides even greater cost reduction and higher test station throughput.

The 2300 is available in a variety of configurations including the combined spectral loss and geometry system, a specialized spectral loss system or fiber geometry system. A comprehensive line of measurement options is available to extend the capability of all three configurations.

Photo: A fully configured 2300 Fiber Analysis System capable of fiber geometry, spectral loss, cut-off wavelength, mode field diameter, coating geometry and fiber curl measurements.


Measurements Time
Geometry and Cut-off Wavelength 15
Geometry, Cut-off Wavelength and Cutback Attenuation 30
Geometry, Cut-off Wavelength and Cutback Attenuation, Mode Field Diameter (2λ) 60

Features and Benefits

Cut-off wavelength and geometry at one test station

  • Eliminates redundant fiber handling, cutting overall measurement time by more than 50%

High speed data acquisition

  • Provides additional reduction of measurement time and expense

Configurable optical platform with a family of measurement options

  • Allows customers to obtain the optimal test system for their specific requirements

PKSL Software Application/Test Wizard

  • Provides menu guided creation of typical test parameters
  • Enables easy customization/automation of tests via script editing
  • Simplifies translation of test menus/instructions into local language

Innovative, ergonomic fiber handling tools

  • Patented "catenary" fiber table reduces fiber layout time for cut-off wavelength measurements
  • Angled cleaver mount simplifies cleaving process, offcut disposal