IQS-1700 Exfo Optical Power Meter



  • Wide selection of power meter options, to better fulfill specific requirements
  • One, two or four detectors on a single module
  • Ultra-High-Power™ remote head for measurement up to 37 dBm
  • Continuous sampling rate of up to 5 kHz

The IQS-1700/OHS-1700 Power Meter and Optical Head Series is EXFO’s modular answer to all your power measurement requirements. Designed for the IQS-600 Integrated Qualification System, these power meters deliver speed, accuracy and flexibility in a platform-based solution. 

Easy-to-Use Interface

The flexible graphical user interface (GUI) developed by EXFO allows easy control of the power meter settings. Get instant access to software buttons, such as those used to launch an acquisition, perform a min/max signal tracking or activate the Graph mode.

Graph Mode

The Graph mode provides user-configurable measurement displays. Up to four curves can be displayed at once. When operating in Continuous mode, the graph displays the measurements in real time.

High-Speed Acquisition with an Extended Range

The IQS-1700’s unique, patented design saves time, cuts costs and significantly enhances throughput with its Continuous-mode peak-acquisition speed of 5208 acquisitions per second. Its 80 dB range and 300 µs stabilization time allows you to simultaneously measure high and low signals on up to two channels. Test more components with a single, small-footprint module, thanks to the IQS-1700 High Performance Power Meter’s two-channel capability.

Data Acquisition

Perform acquisitions on a single channel, or on several channels simultaneously, and save all results in a file on the IQS platform or on your network.

Min/Max Function

This special data acquisition mode lets you track the minimum and maximum values measured on each channel over a defined timespan, allowing for the measurement of a component’s PDL or a source’s power drift over time.

Easy Fiber Handling

Use the BFA-3000 Universal Bare Fiber Adapter to perform measurements for unconnectorized components using the OHS-1700 Optical Head. Select the FOA-3000 Adapter to connect the BFA-3000 to the power meter module.

The IQS-1700: Remote Power/High-Power Measurement

Power, simplicity and flexibility are what you get when you combine up to two OHS-1700 High-Performance Optical Heads with the IQS-1700 High-Performance Power Meter interface module. This patent-pending combination allows you to move the power measurement sensor to the device under test (DUT) for efficient testing.

Such a design allows a Continuous-mode peak acquisition speed of 5208 samples/s over an 80-dB range, while maintaining a 300 µs stabilization time. Each optical head is individually calibrated, allowing you to interchange heads on a module or between test stations, without compromising on accuracy.

Choose from three sensing options that deliver performance exceeding even the most demanding R&D and manufacturing requirements:

  • The IQS-17X3 models, which use InGaAs front panel detectors, provide an impressive -87 dBm sensitivity
  • The IQS-17X2X models, which use GeX front-panel detectors, enable high-power measurements up to 25 dBM
  • The OHS-1700-UH Optical Head, which comes with an Ultra-High-Power detector for safe power measurements of up to 37 dBm

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