Yokogawa has launched two new optical spectrum analysers (OSAs). The Yokogawa AQ6375E and AQ6376E are grating-based OSAs covering SWIR (short-wavelength infrared) over 2 μm and MWIR (mid-wavelength infrared) over 3 μm. Four versions are offered covering different wavelength ranges.
Applications include environmental measurement and gas sensing, where the AQ637xE can be used in the measurement of gas absorption spectra and the characterisation of light sources used in laser absorption spectroscopy. Other major uses for the new OSAs are medical care and biotechnology and industrial laser applications. Typical applications will include the development and measurement of lasers; the characterisation of broadband light sources such as supercontinuum light sources; optical passive devices; and optical fibres.