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CTP10 - passive optical component testing platform

Unrivaled passive optical component testing platform for WDM components and photonic integrated circuits

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Key features

  • Swept wavelength measurements of insertion loss (IL), polarization dependent loss (PDL) or return loss (RL)
  • Industry-first full-band PDL measurement from 1260 to 1620 nm
  • >70 dB dynamic range with ±5 pm accuracy and 1 pm resolution in a single sweep at 100 nm/s
  • Powerful embedded graphical user interface with advanced built-in analysis functions
  • Full automation via SCPI commands
  • Scalable architecture for R&D and manufacturing environments



The CTP10 is a modular measurement platform for efficient 24/7 testing of passive components. It lets you perform insertion loss (IL), polarization dependent loss (PDL) or return loss (RL) measurements with an unprecedented dynamic range, speed and resolution. The CTP10 is the ideal instrument for the characterization of a new breed of optical devices with large port-count found in high-speed WDM networks and photonic integrated circuits (PIC). It operates together with the T100S-HP series of swept tunable laser to perform IL-RL or IL-PDL measurements within seconds.

Next-gen platform and modules

The CTP10 platform hosts up to 10 hot-swappable modules, including a choice of key modules for spectral characterization (IL PDL & IL PDL OPM2 modules or IL RL OPM2), wavelength control modules (SCAN SYNC and FBC module) and detection modules (OPMx module). Those fully integrated modules are hot-swappable to greatly reduce setup time and provide a flexible and evolutive test solution.

The CTP10 has an embedded operating system for handling and processing large amounts of data. It also offers a scalable architecture by sharing one or several tunable lasers among up to 8 test stations and by adding a secondary mainframe for 100+ ports testing.

Unparalleled performance

The CTP10 yields the fastest swept IL RL or PDL spectral measurements in the industry. It offers uncompromising performance and maintains best-in-class specifications at full speed. The range-free series of OPMx optical detectors can measure a dynamic range of >70 dB in a single sweep at 100 nm/s, with a 1-pm resolution, drastically increasing throughput in manufacturing and R&D. The OPMx detectors can also accurately measure extremely sharp spectral features of up to 10 dB/pm (10,000 dB/nm), making the CTP10 future-proof to measure next generation components such as wavelength selective switches (WSS) or ring-resonators.

Powerful intuitive GUI

The CTP10 has been developed around three key principles: integration, performance and automation. Its embedded software offers a powerful and intuitive GUI, simplifying test configuration and measurement. The CTP10 seamlessly controls external tunable laser(s) to let you focus on what really matters: measurement data and analysis. The GUI integrates a full suite of tools to analyze pass-band (e.g., WDM or WSS) and stop-band filters.

CTP10 - passive optical component testing platform

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