Power 1500 Series – Optical Power Meter with Analog Output

The Power 1500 Series provides logarithmic analog output as well as a digital optical power meter for applications that require real-time feedback.

With a stackable, space-saving design and intuitive software controls, it’s the perfect choice for the optical lab or test bench.



Single logarithmic amplifier

Use of a logarithmic amplifier eliminates the gain jumps exhibited by power meters with multi-stage linear amplifiers. Get consistent and reliable measurement at all power levels.


Supports single-mode and multimode applications

Accepts either single-mode or multimode fiber for a seamless integration into your setup.


Analog output for seamless hardware integration

The analog output can be integrated into your hardware set-up for fast power feedback in the order of kHz. The logarithmic output makes it easy to detect low-power signals.


Digital optical power readout

Convenient digital output of optical power makes it great for applications that require real-time feedback.

low insertion lossSimple, intuitive operation with CohesionUI

Control the Power 1500 Series from your PC or mobile device. Plus, large format view mode makes it easy to monitor your instrument even when working away from your desk.

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Ultra compact and flexible form factor

Housed in a compact and robust metallic case, its extremely small footprint helps you make the most of your available bench space.

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USB or Ethernet operation

Connect with USB or Ethernet for simple setup and operation.

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Excellent measurement correlation with our optical PXI modules

Shared product architecture lets you validate your system and test requirements in the lab, and scale up to high-volume automated production testing with the Power PXIe module.

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This product comes with a 3 year warranty.

Find ‘First Light’ Fast

With its analog RF output, the Power 1500 Series optical power meter has been designed to offer 60 dB of optical power range measurement across its output voltage ranging over several volts, with a continuously uninterrupted, logarithmic response.


This analog signal is matched with an industry leading, fast 1MHz response which provides three-dimensional, electromechanical positioning systems with superior reaction time when moving from faint optical signals down to the final submicron positioning for today’s Si Photonics applications.

The superior, uninterrupted, logarithmic response enables high volume test systems to find the “first light” much quicker during the fiber alignment process. This makes it easier to align, test and assemble photonic components from wafer-level through to assembly and final packaging, and results in superior throughput for automated Si Photonic and general optronic assembly and test systems.


Fiber optic probe positioned over silicon photonic wafer (Image courtesy of ficonTEC Service GmbH)


Target Applications

  • Perfect for analog control loops that require feedback of the optical power
  • Automate mechanical fiber positioning in your production environment
  • Quickly characterize modulator transfer functions
  • Measure insertion versus wavelength of your components using a swept laser.

Download Spec Sheet

For more information, please download the Power 1500 Series Spec Sheet which includes full technical specifications.

 Power 1500 Series Spec Sheet


If you would like to find out more about this product, please contact us.

Please note: Coherent Solutions is now known as Quantifi Photonics. The new Quantifi Photonics website launches soon at www.quantifiphotonics.com.


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