Note that the complete 8509C instrument includes the controller. Keysight can only provide support for the complete instrument and is no longer able to sell a new controller for the discontinued instrument.
Discontinued. Support until: 30 April 2006.
The Keysight 8509C lightwave polarization analyzer with L-Band capability provides a wide operating range for measuring both optical signals and components. Automatic procedures simplify PMD, PDL and polarization-maintenance fiber launch alignment. For 10 to 40 Gb/s testing, the 8509C measures polarization mode dispersion down to 0.01 ps. Fast and accurate measurements of the polarization properties of lightwave signals and material helps to develop higher performance lightwave components and systems, and cost effective manufacturing processes.