- Many test and measurement applications have environmental or physical constraints that make the use of electrical sensors unsafe, impractical, or unusable.
- Lenterra’s Optical Sensor Interrogator (LOI) is a compact, robust, fast measurement unit removes those limitations and liabilities.
- Designed for the high resolution interrogation of optical sensors (Fiber Bragg Grating or Whispering Gallery Mode) in laboratory or industrial environments, the LOI delivers high accuracy, long term stability, streamlined installation, and premium performance under the harshest environmental conditions.
- LOI is controlled by a standard PC through a USB interface and utilizes fast, low noise Distributed Feedback diode laser with narrow linewidth for full spectrum scanning. Custom software is used to communicate with probes and process and store collected data.
- Adjustable photodiode gains allow for measurement of returned light intensity in a wide dynamic range.
- Although designed for use with Lenterra’s in-line, real-time DFF and RealShear™ sensors, the unit can be used with third party FBG or WGM based optical sensors.
|Mechanical, Environmental, Electrical Properties|
|Length||40 cm (15.5″)||47 cm (18.5″)|
|Width||30 cm (11.7″)|
|Height||10.5 cm (4.2″)|
|Weight||4.7 kg (10.4 lbs)||6 kg (13.2 lbs)|
|Voltage requirements||100-240 VAC @ 47-63 Hz|
|Operating temperature||From 0°C to 40 °C|
|Storage temperature||From -10 °C to 50 °C|
|Light source||DFB diode laser|
|Central wavelength||1540-1560 nm|
|Linewidth, FWHM||<10 MHz|
|via laser temperature1||3.7 nm|
|via laser current1, 2||1.2 nm|
|via laser temperature1||0.1 nm/s|
|via laser current1||from 0.33 nm/s to 650 nm/s|
|Scan frequency (via laser current)3||from 0.25 Hz to 500 Hz|
|at 0.25 Hz||0.8 pm|
|at 10 Hz||0.8 pm|
|at 100 Hz||0.7 pm||1.6 pm|
|at 500 Hz||2.9 pm||5.4 pm|
|FBG spectrum tracking repeatability1,4|
|at 0.25 Hz||0.5 pm|
|at 10 Hz||0.3 pm|
|at 100 Hz||0.2 pm|
|at 500 Hz||0.4 pm|
|Number of optical channels||2||4|
|Connector||Duplex LC/PC||Two FC/APC|
|Photodiode amplifier gain||105, 106, 107 V/A|
|Data Processing Capabilities|
|Software type||LabVIEW based data acquisition and control software|
|Software capabilities||Spectra recording, spectra averaging, spectra tracking, differential spectrum
(between channels 1 and 2) tracking, data logger, instrument control
1Typical, actual values vary
2At 10 Hz scan frequency
3Custom orders for frequencies above 500 Hz
Specifications are subject to change without notice