Coherent Solutions has introduced the PolBlade, the new polarisation controller module that adds automatic polarisation control functionality to Coherent’s MTP1000 modular test automation platform. Its addition allows users to achieve remote operation and automation of polarisation dependent testing from one MTP1000 mainframe. The user controls three voltage settings of the PolBlade to control the polarisation, or it can be put into scrambling mode, which gives a fast and even coverage of all states of polarisation.

The PolBlade comes with the benefit of flexible connectivity of the MTP1000 platform, such as USB and Ethernet connectivity, intuitive software controller and SCPI remote command support. Whether users want to measure the polarisation extinction ratio (PER) or polarisation dependent loss (PDL), all measurements can now be at their fingertips.