Optical Pulse Generator



  • 4 optical pulse outputs
    • 1550 nm wavelengh
    • 0.5 to 1.5 mW amplitude
    • 0.1 to 10 µs width
    • 1 ns rise time
  • 2 electrical pulse outputs
    • 2.5 to 10 V amplitude
    • 0.1 to 10 µs width
    • 1 ns rise time
  • Delay from the trigger (1 ps resolution, 50 ps RMS jitter) is adjustable on each output pulse
  • Trigger can be internal from 2 programmable frequency generators or external from trigger input
  • Compact packaging (1U, 19″)
  • All parameters may be controlled via front panel, Ethernet or Internet Browser

The GFT7016 generator provides four independent optical channels (SO1 to SO4) and two independent electrical channels (SE1 and SE2). Up to 10 seconds delay can be programmed on each channel with 1 ps resolution and channel to channel is  of less than 15 ps.

  • SC/PC outputs deliver 1 ns rise time optical pulses, independently adjustable in amplitude (0.5 mW to 1.5 mW) and width (100 ns to 10 µs)
  • BNC outputs deliver 1 ns rise time electrical pulses (under 50 Ω) , independently adjustable in amplitude (2.5 to 10 V) and width (100 ns to 10 µs)

Output channels can be externally triggered from input “TRIG IN”, or internally triggered from frequency generators (1 Hz to 10 kHz), or software triggered from local or remote command.

The GFT7016 is a low profile 19″, 1U rack instrument.

GFT7016 can be locally controlled over front panel keys and LCD display, or remotely controlled via Ethernet, or via “web page” control panel from an embedded Web server. This control panel provides a simple method to configure settings for each channel (delay, amplitude, width, trigger source) and to control operation and display status of the instrument. The “web page” can be opened via Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.