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Fiber Optic Test Set

A versatile and rugged fiber optic low-cost integrated test instrument specifically designed for use with plastic optical fiber. It features capabilities for:

  • Performing fiber continuity checks
  • Measuring fiber output power
  • Calibrating and screening detectors
  • Measuring LED power
  • Measuring fiber attenuation

The Fiber Optic Test Set uses a silicon photodetector to measure optical power, which is calibrated at the two most commonly used wavelengths in plastic fiber 660 (red) and 850 (infrared) nanometers. Optical power upon the photodetector is displayed in an easy-to-read 3-1/2 LCD display that can be set in four different power ranges: 20 W, 200 W, 2 mW and 20 mW. The test set includes a 660 nm LED for fiber attenuation measurements, activated by a separate switch with automatic turn-off circuitry to save battery life. The detector and LED are both housed in industry-standard ST™ Connector female input connectors. The connectors permit measurements with any plastic fiber in an ST™ male connector or connector-less fiber with an outer diameter of 2.5 mm or less. This meter is inexpensive enough for classroom budgets, yet offers the range, features and durability required for industrial applications.

  Fiber Optic Test Set

Part Number: IF FOM 
Price: $250.00
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LASER CLASSIFICATIONS

All manufacturers of lasers used in the United States, must conform to regulations administered by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDRH categorizes lasers as follows:

 Class 1

A laser or laser system which does not present a hazard to skin or eyes for any wavelength or exposure time. Exposure varies with wavelength. For ultraviolet, .2 to .4m exposure is less than from .8 or near IR, the exposure is < 200w. Consult CDRH regulations for specific information.

 Class 2

Any visible laser with an output less than 1 mW of power. Warning label requirements yellow caution label stating maximum output of 1 mW. Generally used as classroom lab lasers, supermarket scanners and laser pointers.

 Class 3a

Any visible laser with an output over 1 mW of power with a maximum output of 5 mW of power. Warning label requirements red danger label stating maximum output of 5 mW. Also used as classroom lab lasers, in holography, laser pointers, leveling instruments, measuring devices and alignment equipment.

 Class 3b

Any laser with an output over 5 mW of power with a maximum output of 500 mW of power and all invisible lasers with an output up to 400 mW. Warning label requirements red danger label stating maximum output. These lasers also require a key switch for operation and a 3.5-second delay when the laser is turned on. Used in many of the same applications as the Class IIIa when more power is required.

 Class 4

Any laser with an output over 500 mW of power. Warning label requirements red danger label stating maximum output. These lasers are primarily used in industrial applications such as tooling, machining, cutting and welding. Most medical laser applications also require these high-powered lasers.


 Specifications
 CDRH Classification  
 Polarization  
 Laser Emission Color  
 Laser Mode  
 Operating  Unit  Value
 Input Voltage  V
 Input Current  mA
 Wavelength  nm  
 Optical Output Power, Nominal  mW  
 Power, (min/max)  mW   /
 Beam Diameter  mm  
 Beam Divergence  mRad  
 Digital Modulation  MHz
 Analog Modulation  Hz to MHz
 Mechanical  Unit  Value
 Operating Temperature  ° C  
 Housing  cm