PC1600 Lightwave Polarization Controller

PC1600 is the multi channel version of PC1300 Motorized Polarization Controller. In addition to its basic function of adjusting polarization states in multi channels, it also provides convenient save and recall functions.

As a Scanning PC, it provides very powerful auto scan modes with variable scanning speeds. Polarization states can be manipulated by either manual adjustment or remote control (GPIB, RS-232) using two quarterwave plates in each channel of PC1600. Auto scan mode of FIBERPROs Motorized Polarization Controller has been upgraded in LPC. It shows another auto scan mode of four quarter-waveplates with higher polarization extinction ratio when connecting two channels at an advanced speed. PC1600 is an essential tool to complete fiberoptic, multi-channel measurement systems such as WDM/DWDM as well as R&D (such as PMD experiments), and manufacturing.

Ordering Code:

  • PC1602-x/x 2 channel LPC
  • PC1604-x/x 4 channel LPC

x/x = Connector types: FC/PC(F/P), FC/APC(F/A), SC/PC(S/P), SC/APC(S/A)

Example: PC1604-F/A (4 channel LPC with FC/APC connectors

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  • All Fiber Configuration
  • 2 and 4 channel Option
  • Automatic Full Range Scan
  • Auto Self-Testing
  • Low Insertion Loss
  • GPIB & RS232 Remote Interface


  Single-Channel Mode Two-Cascaded-Channels Mode
2 Quarter-Wave Plates 4 Quarter-Wave Plates
Wavelength range 1520 ~ 1620 nm 1400 ~ 1650 nm
Insertion Loss < 0.5 dB (< 0.3 dB typical) < 1.0 dB
Insertion Loss Variation < ± 0.02 dB < ± 0.03 dB
Polarization Extinction Ratio > 20 dB (> 25 dB typical) > 40 dB
Return Loss > 40 dB (PC connector) > 60 dB (APC connector)
Rotational Resolution 0.225°/step or 0.225°/position
Rotational Accuracy ± 0.225°
Rotational Speed < 6000 steps per sec. (1350°/sec)
Power Input 100~240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, Free Voltage
Remote Interface GPIB/RS232
Dimensions (W x D x H)

234 mm x 450 mm x 108 mm (with rubber cover)
212 mm x 420 mm x 86 mm (without rubber cover)

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