Optical Delay Line by MKS | Newport

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The MDL-1-6-FP-P from MKS | Newport is a Variable Delay Line that has an optical delay range of up to 560 ps. It operates at a wavelength of 1550 ± 50 nm and delivers maximum optical power of 300 mW. This motorized variable delay line has a typical insertion loss of 1 dB, an extinction ratio of over 18 dB, and a return loss of 50 dB. It has ten selectable speed levels from 0.01 ps/s to 256 ps/s with an optical delay accuracy of ± 0.01 ps and an optical delay resolution of 1 fs. This delay line can be controlled via a panel keypad and RS-232 interface.

The MDL-1-6-FP-P features a 2 × 16 character LCD display and has point-to-point, continuous scan & remote-control operation modes. It has PM fiber pigtails with an FC/PC connector. This delay line requires a DC supply of 12 V and consumes 1 A of current. It is available in a compact and rugged package that measures 40.6 x 112 x 229 mm and is ideal for network equipment & test instrument integration, precision optical path length control or timing alignment, time division multiplexing (TDM), pulse alignment, optical spectrum analysis, interferometry, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) applications.

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Product Details

  • Part Number
  • Manufacturer
    MKS | Newport
  • Description
    560 ps Variable Optical Delay Line for Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) Applications

General Parameters

  • Operating Wavelength
    1500 to 1600 nm
  • Configuration
    Fiber Coupled (with Front Panel Control)
  • Delay Range
    0 to 560 ps
  • Package Type
    Module with Connector
  • Type
    Motorized Variable
  • Dimensions
    40.6 x 112 x 229 mm
  • Extinction Ratio
    >18 dB
  • Optical Power Handling
    300 mW
  • Optical Return Loss
    50 dB
  • Power Supply Voltage
    12 VDC
  • Supply Current
    1 A
  • Insertion Loss
    1 dB


  • Operating Temperature display
    0 to 40 Degree C

Fiber Parameters

  • Fiber Connectors
  • Fiber Type
    Polarization Maintaining

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