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Will the optical heads operate with both SM and MM fiber?
Yes, you can operate the Keysight Technologies optical heads with both single mode and multimode fiber.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Is there an electrical extender cable for the 815xx series optical heads?
An electrical extender cable was available. However, we do no longer manufacture it.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Why can't I install the license key from my PFL CD-ROM?
If you have PFL version 1.0.3 the installation process is described on the CD-ROM (PFL README.pdf).

FAQ 2011-07-05

What is the difference between the FETCH and the READ command to get the data from the power modules?
The FETCH and READ command will both acquire a power reading from the mainframe.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Does the parameters 'averaging time' and 'speed' influence the power control loop of the 81566A/67A?
The user selected averaging time is effective for all internal power measurements...

FAQ 2011-07-05

What is the calibration cycle for the 816x mainframes?
The 816x mainframes do not require calibration.

FAQ 2011-07-05

What is the difference between the (for pay) photonic library and the (free) PNP drivers?
See long answer.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Is there a replacement product for the E5574A Optical Loss Analyzer?
Please contact your Keysight representative to discuss a configuration for your particular application.

FAQ 2011-07-05

How do I make high power measurements with an optical head?
The + 27 dBm optical heads are convenient for high-power measurements.

FAQ 2011-07-05

What is the calibration cycle for the 8169A polarization controller?
The recommended calibration cycle for the 8169A is 12 months.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Why should I use an optical head for optical power measurements?
Use heads for bare fiber, open beam, highly accurate absolute power or high power measurements.

FAQ 2011-07-05

How small is CD and PMD of the 8156xA?
The value of CD and PMD of the 8156xA is equivalent to the value of about 1 m optical fiber SMF28.

FAQ 2011-07-05

When I calibrate power/ return loss / source modules, do I send the mainframe as well?
No, it is not required to send in a mainframe to calibrate individual modules.

FAQ 2011-07-05

How is the 8169A different from the 11896A polarization controller?
The 8169A Provides polarization synthesis relative to a built-in linear polarizer.

FAQ 2011-07-05

I am going through several patch cables before I connect to my device. Where do I establish my reference?
If you are measuring return loss through several patch cables there are three calibrations which are ...

FAQ 2011-07-05

How much hysteresis does the power control loop of the 81566A/67A show?
There are two threshold levels (if power control is active).

FAQ 2011-07-05

What is the rack mount kit for the 8169A polarization controller?
Below is a list of rack mount part numbers for the 8169A. Note that the 8169A is a full width mainframe.

FAQ 2011-07-05

I need to operate four compact modules. Can I use the 8164 mainframe without a large slot tunable laser?
Yes, the 8164 mainframe can operate without a large slot tunable laser (81640A/642A/680A/682A/81480A).

FAQ 2011-07-05

Is the 8156xA suitable for Cable TV applications?
The angled connector versions 81561A and 81567A avoid irritating interference effects.

FAQ 2011-07-05

What is the calibration cycle for the interface modules?
The 81618A/81619A interface modules do not require calibration.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Why can't I acquire the license key?
To rely on the CPU- ID remove the network-card before installing the PFL.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Will the 8164A mainframe print in color?
The 8164A will not print in color to an external printer.

FAQ 2011-07-05

What happens if the power unit is changed from dBm to Watt or vice versa?
All dependent parameters are automatically converted accordingly so all features remain fully functional.

FAQ 2011-07-05

What is the difference between the 8162xA and the 8162xB optical heads?
The main difference is the 8162xB models (except the 81625B) offer an analog output, the 8162xA's do not.

FAQ 2011-07-05

Should I use a Germanium (Ge) or a Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) optical head?
An important difference between Ge and InGaAs is the shape of the spectral responsivity curves.

FAQ 2011-07-05

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