High Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer AP201x Series


High quality-price ratio solution for Telecommunication applications, the AP201x Series is equiped with PM Optical Input and the high resolution of 20 MHz/0.16 pm. Optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) ideal for industry application to characterize active or passive component.

Available options:
– optical output of the built-in Tunable Laser Source (TLS), tracking generator function;
– SM/PM input switch, which lead to polarization independent measurement 



  • High resolution of 20 MHz/0.16 pm
  • 3 models : C Band / L Band / C&L Band
  • Dynamic range 78 dB
  • Rectangular-shape resolution filters
  • Built-in tunable laser source
  • Component transmission/reflection analysis


  • Advanced modulation formats analysis
  • Comb generator measurement
  • Laser characterization
  • OSNR measurement
  • OFDM analysis
  • Optical sensor/component characterization

Data Handling

  • USB connectors
  • Ethernet
  • GPIB connector
  • Sensitive screen

Download: Driver Programmation Manual


  AP201x Series AP206x Series AP207x Series
Wavelength measurement range AP2010A : 1526 to 1567 nm
AP2011A : 1526 to 1607 nm
AP2012A : 1567 to 1607 nm
AP2060A : 1526 to 1567 nm
AP2061A : 1526 to 1607 nm
AP2062A : 1567 to 1607 nm
AP2070A : 1526 to 1567 nm
AP2071A : 1526 to 1607 nm
AP2072A : 1567 to 1607 nm
Wavelength span range AP2010A : 170 pm to 41 nm
AP2011A : 170 pm to 81 nm
AP2012A : 170 pm to 40 nm
AP2060A : 170 pm to 41 nm
AP2061A : 170 pm to 81 nm
AP2062A : 170 pm to 40 nm
AP2070A : 170 pm to 41 nm
AP2071A : 170 pm to 81 nm
AP2072A : 170 pm to 40 nm
Wavelength resolution(@ 3 dB) d 20MHz/0.16pm 20MHz/0.16pm
Virtual Resolution Bandwidth
Virtual RBW
Dynamic range a f 78 dB
Close-in dynamic range a f >40 dB @ +/- 1.3 pm    >60 dB @ +/- 8 pm    >70 dB @ +/- 30 pm
Spurious free dynamic d f 50 dB (1)
Sweep time d Between 0.4 nm/s (min) & 1.2 nm/s (max)
Measurement level range a f -68 dBm (monochromatic) to +10 dBm
Absolute level accuracy a h +/- 0.3dB (2)
Level repeatability a b d h +/- 0.2dB
Optical input 1x FC/APC for PM fibre input 1x FC/PC for SM fibre input 1x FC/PC for SM fibre input
2x FC/APC for PM fibre inputs
Internal WL calibrator Yes
Display capabilities
X scale Wavelength in nm or frequency in GHz
Y scale Optical power in mW or dBm

Option Specifications:

  Option 201x-01 Option 206x-01 Option 207x-01
  Tunable Laser Source Specifications
Wavelength range Identical as the wavelength measurement range of the chosen model
Spectrum line width (@ 3 dB) 3 MHz Typical
Output power -8 dBm Typical
SMSR > 50 dBc
ASE < – 50 dBc  over 0.1 nm
RIN -135 dB/Hz
Wavelength stability 1 pm @ 15 min, 2 pm @ 1 h
Power stability 0.07 dB @ 15 min, 0.09 dB @ 1 h
Fiber/connector type PM fibre FC/APC connector SM fibre FC/APC connector
  Optical tracking generator specifications
Dynamic h 55 dB
Resolution h 1 MHz


Option 201x-02
Input interface from PM to SM fibre

a) At 1550 nm
b) At 0 dBm
c) After Wavelength calibration
d) Typical
e) Resolution 5 MHz
f) Resolution 20 MHz
g) Resolution 100 MHz
h) Resolution 140 MHz
1) Inside spurious free dynamic
2) Relative to total signal power
Otherwise: possible power offset (mW) < 10-6 x total signal power (mW)



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AP201X Series
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SM Input Cost Effective
AP207X Series
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Comparaison Table

  AP201x Series AP206x Series AP207x Series AP208x Series AP268x Series
Wavelength Range
O Band       X X
C Band X X X    
L Band X X X    
C + L Band X X X X X
Extended C + L Band       X X
O + C + L Band       X X
Resolution Bandwidth
Resolution Bandwidth 5MHz     X X X
20MHz X X X X X
100MHz     X X X
140MHz   X X X X
Virtual Resolution Bandwidth   X X X X
Input Fibre Type for OSA
SM Input for OSA   X X X X
PM Input for OSA X   X    
Built-in Tunable Laser Source
DFB Laser X X X    
External Cavity Laser       X X
Sweep Speed (Max.)
1.2nm/s X X X    
35nm/s       X X
Complexe Measurement
Complexe analysis (Intensity, phase, chirp vs time); Constellation & Eye diagramme         X
TLS output X X X X X
Tracking Generator X X X X X
Optical filtered output      X X X
Polarimeter     X X X
SM/PM interface X        
5 MHz Resolution instead of 20 MHz   X      
Fast sweep OSA (up to 70 nm/s)     X    
2 additional PM input       X X
Group delay and Chromatic dispersion analysis         X