FiberBench Polarization Controller Kits
- Deterministic Polarization Control
- Mechanically and Thermally Stable
- 360° Rotation and Precise Control
Polarization Controller Kit for 1100 - 1620 nm
Polarization Controller Kit for 700 - 1050 nm
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Both the PC-FFB-780 and the PC-FFB-1550 come with an included dust cover. The PC-FFB-780 with its dust cover is shown above.
|FIberBench||FB-51W (Single Axis with Wall Plates)|
|FiberPorts||2 x PAF2-2B||2 x PAF2-2C|
|Rotating Quarter-Wave Plates||2 x FBR-AQ2||2 x FBR-AQ3|
|Rotating Half-Wave Plate||FBR-AH2||FBR-AH3|
- 700 - 1050 nm or 1100 - 1620 nm Operating Ranges
- Supports Both FC/PC and FC/APC Connectors
- Deterministic Polarization Control Allows Transformation of
Arbitrary Polarization States
- Mechanically and Thermally Stable with Precise Polarization Control Through 360° of Rotation
- Please Contact Tech Support for Special Wavelengths or Custom-Aligned Kits
Thorlabs' FiberBench Polarization Controller Kits allows you to transform an arbitrary input polarization state into an arbitrary output polarization state. These controllers use two FiberPorts mounted on either side of a Single-Axis FiberBench with HCA3 Wall Plates. Any input polarization state can be deterministically rotated into a known output polarization state using a quarter-wave, half-wave, and another quarter-wave plate mounted (in this order) between the two FiberPorts. Each plate can be precisely and continuously rotated through 360°.
Advantages over Traditional Fiber Paddle Controllers
The FiberBench Polarization Controller Kits have the same function as paddle controllers, while offering more deterministic and stable polarization manipulation. Since it does not have any hysteresis, it is possible to predict the FiberBench Polarization Controller's output State of Polarization (SOP) at any instant in time given only its input SOP. Without a polarimeter, the SOP from the paddle controller cannot be determined directly. Unlike the conventional fiber paddle controllers, the FiberBench polarization controllers can be used with PM or SM fiber without the need for splicing. Additionally, it benefits from the advanced design of the FiberBench series and has high thermal and mechanical stability. The continuous, 360° rotation and precise adjustment capabilities offered by the wave plates allow the user more control and a more stable platform than is possible with the paddle controllers.
|Fiber Polarization Control Selection Guide|
|Polarization Controllers||Linear Polarizers|
|Manual Paddle Fiber Polarization Controllers||In-Line Manual Fiber Polarization Controller||Free-Space FiberBench||Faraday Mirrors||In-Line Fiber Polarizers||Polarizing Fiber|
- Reduce Weight of Packaging
- Increase Usage of Recyclable Materials
- Improve Packing Integrity
- Decrease Shipping Costs
Thorlabs' Smart Pack Initiative is aimed at minimizing waste while providing adequate protection for our products. By eliminating any unnecessary packaging, implementing design changes, and utilizing eco-friendly materials, this initiative seeks to reduce the environmental impact of our product packaging.
The updated PC-FFB-780 and PC-FFB-1550 packaging primarily consists of recycled paper and cardboard and weighs 7.51% less than the original packaging. This weight change results in a 0.34 kg reduction in travel-based CO2 emissions per year, based on typical product sales.
As we move through our product line, we will indicate re-engineered, eco-friendly packaging with our Smart Pack logo, which can be seen above.