High Resol. Optical Spectrum Analyzer

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High Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer


From 250 GHz to 5 MHz resolution

+/-3 pm wavelength accuracy

Close-in dynamic range > 60dB @ +/- 0.4pm

Rectangular shape resolution filters

2 channels, one per polarization axis

Built in tunable laser source

Component transmission analysis


With a 500 times better resolution than the best conventional grating-based OSA, it can clearly show much more spectral information than traditional OSA which are measuring in reality the spectrum envelope and not its real shape.

APEX Technologies OSA has not only the best resolution (5 MHz/0.04 pm), but also the best wavelength accuracy (+/- 3 pm) and the best close-in dynamic range (60 dB @ +/- 0.4 pm from the peak) you can find on the market.


Optical spectrum analyzer PDF Datasheet

Optical spectrum analyzer Application Notes

APEX Technologies PDF Catalog 2014

Optical Complex Spectrum Analyzer


optical complex spectrum analyzer


Optical Spectrum Analyzer specifications :

From 250GHz to 20 MHz resolution

+/- 3 pm Wavelength accuracy

Close-in dynamic range > 60dB @ +/- 3pm

Optical Modulation Analyzer specifications :

No symbol rate limitation (13 Thz Optical Bandwidth)

No modulation format limitation

PRBS pattern Analysis


This equipment is an ultra high resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer and an Optical Modulation Analyzer !

It can measure the intensity and the phase as a function of frequency. The phase and the intensity information can then be used to calculate chirp, phase, alpha parameter or pulse shape as a function of time, further more it can display constellation, intensity eye diagram, phase eye diagram, EVM and BER estimation.

This equipment has no modulation format and symbol rate limitation and is now adapted to PRBS pattern anlysis.


High accuracy optical complex spectrum analyzer PDF Datasheet

Long pattern optical complex spectrum analyzer PDF Datasheet

Optical complex spectrum analyzer Application Notes

APEX Technologies PDF Catalog 2014

Optical Linear Sampling Oscilloscope


Optical Linear Sampling Oscilloscope


Optical Modulation Analyzer

Transmission rates up to 112 GBaud

Polarization diversity

Real Time measurement (5 Hz)

Clock recovery

Modulation format BPSK, DPSK, QPSK, DP-QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM

Intensity, Phase, Constellation, Eye diagram, EVM, BER estimation…


This Optical oscilloscope with an ultra high linear sampling rate (>112 GBaud) can be used as an Optical Modulation Analyzer.

It can measure the intensity and the phase of advanced modulation formats as QPSK, DP-QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM… and display the phase, the intensity, the eye diagram, the BER estimation and the EVM.

It is compatible with dual-polarization transmission.

It can characterize  waveforms and signals at 40 Gbit/s, 100 Gbit/s, 400 Gbit/s, 1 Tbit/s and beyond.


Optical linear sampling oscilloscope Datasheet PDF Datasheet

APEX Technologies PDF Catalog 2014

Optical Multi Test Platform


Multitest Platform


Tunable Laser Source :
C & L bands
Linewidth @ 3 dB < 600 kHz
Wavelength setting resolution < 1 pm

Power Meter :
Simple or ouble module
Wavelength range : 800 to 1700 nm
Display range: – 80 to + 10 dBm & -60 to + 30 dBm

Variable Optical attenuator :
Simple or double module
Attenuation range (simple): 30 dB
Resolution < 0.1 dB

1×2, 2×2, 1×4, 1×8 Modules


Multi Test Platform can control several plug-in modules (Tunable Laser Source, Power Meters, Switches, Variable Attenuators…)

– C and L Band Tunable Laser Source combining narrow linewidth, good SMSR and fine wavelength setting resolution.

– Accurate power meters covering from – 80 to + 10 dBm or from – 60 to 30 dBm.

– Variable Optical Attenuators with 30 dB of attenuation.

– Switches with wide operating wavelength range and low insertion loss.


Optical multi test platform PDF Datasheet

APEX Technologies PDF Catalog 2014

The company

For over 15 years, APEX Technologies has focused on developing and manufacturing innovative ultra high performance test equipments intended for fiber optic telecommunications research. Since introducing the world’s first commercially available ultra high resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer, APEX Technologies has also been dedicated to the continued development of the optical measurement area. Our experience means we know that innovations never cease, and we are driven by the "knowledge is power" policy in order to stay at the top of the advanced technology.

APEX Technologies now offers a range of sophisticated high speed optical test devices for use in the telecommunications industry, and in research laboratories worldwide, including Optical Spectrum Analyzers with the best ultra high resolution (down to 5 MHz/0,04 pm) you can find in the market and multi test platforms.

APEX Technologies introduced the world’s first commercially available Optical Complex Spectrum Analyzer (OCSA) in 2000 allowing the measurement of time resolved phase for all kind of modulated signal and has never stopped innovating. With more than 200 units sold in 30 different countries and its presence at major trade shows worldwide, APEX Technologies imposed itself in the telecommunication market as an innovative manufacturer of sophisticated high speed optical test equipment.


APEX Technologies Catalog

APEX Technologies Catalog 2014

Join laboratory with Telecom ParisTech

European Exhibition


Please visit our booth during the next ECOC 2017 show in Gothenburg, SWEDEN

18-20 September 2017

Booth N#347

American Exhibition


Please visit our US distrubor Photonix Edge booth during the next CLEO show in San Jose, CA.
16-18 May 2017

Chinese Exhibition

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APEX Technologies will participate with the collaboration of his Chinese distributor Luster LightTech (凌云光子) to the ACP 2016 conference/exhibition in Wuhan, China. 2-5 November 2016

American Exhibition

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Please visit our booth during the next OFC 2017 show in Los Angeles. 21-23 March 2017 Booth N#3146