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Optical fibre

Calibration services for optical fibre 

Optical fibre characterisation is the series of tests on a link in order which assess its general quality and its ability to support a particular application. As data rates increase and systems become more complex characterisation becomes more difficult and specialist knowledge is required to determine the system performance.

NPL supports the optical technology sector by providing a comprehensive range of calibration and measurement services for all types of optical fibre, fibre and photonic components. We also supply artefacts for the calibration of fibre optic test instrumentation.

The breadth of our capability is sufficient to cover most fibre optic and photonic requirements, and we offer low uncertainties across a wide range of parameters. Our ability to customise the tests and be flexible about our approach makes us a global test provider for fibre optics.

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What we do

Our experts use their unique measurement capabilities and deep understanding of the technology to provide the guidance needed for those working on:

  • Provision and calibration of reference artefacts
  • Characterisation of optical fibres
  • Calibration of fibre optic test equipment
  • Calibration of fibre optic power meters
  • Characterisation of fibre optic sources
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    Still struggling to work out what you need? We pride ourselves on giving sound technical advice to guide you. By combining expert advice, standard tests and bespoke consultancy, you can be confident in our approach.

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    Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
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