Power 1500 Series – Optical Power Meter PXIe Module

The Power 1500 Series PXIe module is a versatile, compact optical power meter with analog output for quick and accurate optical power monitoring and measurement.



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.

3arranty_60x60Product warranty

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.

Don’t require PXI?

matrIQ-Power_1500_300x150We offer the same functionality of the Power 1500 Series in a compact USB/Ethernet form factor.

See the Power 1500 Series optical power meter in MATRIQ.


Download Spec Sheet

For more information, 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.

Application Notes


Hardware Triggering of Coherent Solutions’ PXI Optical Modules

PXI’s integrated timing and hardware triggering capabilities offer a number of advantages over more
traditional software-initiated measurements. Learn how to make the best use of the hardware triggering capability present in Coherent Solutions’ PXIe photonics modules.

 Hardware Triggering Application Note


Transient Testing in PXI

Until recently, measurements of power versus time were only available using expensive oscilloscopes and optical-to-electrical converters. These solutions required complex synchronisation and suffered from poor power accuracy and dynamic range in addition to requiring extra equipment.

With the TRACE capability of the optical power meters from Coherent Solutions, you can now capture accurate time domain power meter readings over the entire range of the power meter (>70dB).

 Transient Testing in PXI Application Note


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