Micron Optics FFP-TF 1520 to 1570 nm C-Band Tunable Filter
with Free Spectral Range 62000 MHz,
Finesse 12000, 5.5 dB Insertion Loss, and
This FFP-TF 1550-60M1000-5.5 Fabry Perot Tunable Filter is Serial No. TF00VJ. Tuning rate is 12V per Free Spectral Range (FSR) (70V maximum); maximum tuning rate is 2500 Hz.
Micron Optics FFP-TF2 Fiber Fabry-Perot (FFP) tunable filter is a specialized filter based on the all-fiber Fabry-Perot etalon technology. The FFP tunable filter passes wavelengths that are equal to integer fractions of the cavity (etalon) length; all other wavelengths are attenuated according to the Airy function. The key to the elegant design of the FFP tunable filter is the lensless fiber construction. There are no collimating optics or lenses, thus the FFP tunable filter achieves high finesse and maintains a low loss transmission profile. Micron Optics has eliminated the pitfalls of other Fabry-Perot component technologies, including misalignment, environmental sensitivity, and extraneous modes. The all-fiber FFP tunable filter follows the Airy function so closely that engineers can design it into the opto-electronic systems with a high degree of confidence that it will provide results very close to the theoretical mathematical model. Low loss, high isolation, and accurate power or wavelength measurements are just a few of the characteristics resulting from an ideal Airy function.
The new FFP-TF2 design provides improved etalon alignment for stable long-term, high reliability, and Telcordia-qualified performance at a more attractive price. Several standard low-cost configurations are readily available for quick delivery. Custom high performance multi-band configurations are also available for special uses including sensing, biotech, and scientific applications. Options available include full-band tuning from 1260nm to 1620nm along with the largest finesse range in the industry (from finesse 10 to 16,000). The new FFP-TF2 is not a direct drop-in replacement for the original FFP-TF (due to drive voltage and packaging differences), but these new filters are now more suitable in many volume applications.
Specifications and description: http://www.micronoptics.com/pdfs/FFP-TF2.pdf
Price c. 2001 = $6725. Newport price for manually-tuned lesser performing alternative (TBF-1550-1.0) = $2995.
This item is slightly used, in perfect working condition and good physical shape.