Tektronix has announced a new software option for its OM4000 optical modulation analyser series that offers automated test support for 400G multi-carrier coherent optical modulation. This software option will reduce test times for researchers working on 400G and faster coherent optical systems while providing the flexibility to define carrier count, carrier spacing and modulation formats. It also provides compiled carrier measurement results and multi-carrier visualisation for integrated analysis.

The new software is available to Tektronix customers as Option MCS on the OM4106D Coherent Lightwave Signal Analyzer and OM1106 Coherent Lightwave Signal Analyzer Software. The OM4106D is tightly integrated with Tektronix DPO70000D Series 33GHz oscilloscopes and uses coherent detection to acquire fibre signals carrying up to 240Gb per second per wavelength.