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What differentiates the benchtop and portable optical spectrum analyzers?
The 86140 family consists of two benchtop (86140/42) and two portable models (86143/86145). The benchtops have...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What differentiates the benchtop and portable models in the 86140 optical spectrum analyzer family?
There are several models in the 86140 family. If you compare the same model type (for example...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Is it possible to buy an external calibration cell so I can calibrate multiple 8614xA/B OSAs?
Yes. If you do not have an internal 1550nm EELED...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Will a performance verification be released for the 8614X when it reaches the end of its lifecycle?
No, we will not release the test system software. The cost of the...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Can I use the internal wavelength calibrator of the 86140 benchtop products to calibrate the portable instruments?
Yes. The portable analyzer will search for the characteristics of the calibration cell and measure...

FAQ 2003-01-08

How accurate are the 8614X OSAs after calibrating with the wavelength calibrator, Option 006?
The wavelength calibrator, Option 006, increases the optical spectrum analyzer's accuracy to better than +/-50m wavelength...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Can my 86140 family OSA display marker units in something other than nanometer (nm) scale?
Yes, this is possible. To do this you must change the default...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Is it possible to get EELED's with different center wavelengths than 1310 and 1550 nm within the OSA?
EELED's with center frequencies other than 1310 and 1550nm...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What are the wavelength limits of the 86140 optical spectrum analyzer family?
This depends on the mode you are operating. In the normal measurement mode...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Can I order the internal EELED sources for the portable OSAs of the 86140 family?
It is not possible to add the EELED sources to the portable models of the 86140 family due to their smaller sizes...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What hardware options can be purchased for the 86140B family of optical spectrum analyzers?
The 86140B family supports a variety of options, including an internal wavelength calibrator and 1300/1550 nm...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What are the specifications for the fixed 10 dB attenuator offered as Option 030 on the 8614XB OSA?
Yes, here are the critical optical specifications...

FAQ 2003-01-08

How do I set the HPIB/GPIB/IEEE 4888.2 address of the 86140 optical spectrum analyzer family?
The default address of the optical spectrum analyzer is 23. If you want to change it...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What is the printer paper part number for the 86140 optical spectrum analyzer family?
For the 86140B family of optical spectrum analyzers, the printer paper part number is...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Can I add or retrofit an 86140A/B optical spectrum analyzer option at a later time?
Yes, we can add or retrofit features at our service facilities. The option numbers...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Can my 86140 family OSA display the x-axis in something other than nanometers (nm)?
Yes, this is possible. To do this you must change the default...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What is the limitation of number of points for reading in ASCII format on GPIB, IEEE 488.2?
You can't read all the data of a trace at once. You have to read one interval of a trace...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What is the cost of the applications in the 86140 optical spectrum analyzer family?
There is no cost associated with the applications. They are included free of charge when...

FAQ 2003-01-08

What travel and field accessories are available for the 86140 family of optical spectrum analyzers?
A variety of transit and soft carrying cases are available for benchtop and portable optical spectrum analyzers...

FAQ 2003-01-08

Can I retrofit wavelength calibrator to the OSA after I have received the instrument?
Yes, the wavelength calibrator can be retrofitted at service centers...

FAQ 2003-01-08

If I upgrade my 8614xB optical spectrum analyzer, can I go back?
It is possible to revert to an earlier firmware revision.

FAQ 2003-01-07

How do I achieve the best 54753A/54754A calibration possible?
Use high quality cables, and precision 50 ohm load and...

FAQ 2003-01-07

How do I print from the 86140 optical spectrum analyzer family?
The 86140 family has a built-in thermal printer as well as a Centronics (parallel) port on the back.

FAQ 2002-12-02

How do I view the OSA screen dump information on my PC?
To view screen dump information from an 8614X you must first save the data on the OSA to the floppy drive found on the front panel.

FAQ 2002-12-02

How can I avoid corrupting databases?
There are several actions that can be taken which will help to avoid database corruption

FAQ 2002-12-02

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