Luna’s Optical Vector Analyzer™ (OVA) is the only instrument on the market that is capable of full and complete all-parameter linear characterization of single-mode optical components in a single scan. The OVA provides comprehensive component characterization of dispersion compensation modules, AWGs, Fiber Bragg Gratings and many other optical devices. A complete vector measurement of the linear transfer function is used to characterize the device under test.

Measurement Highlights:

The OVA simultaneously performs these optical component characterizations every 3 seconds:

  • Insertion Loss (IL)
  • Return Loss (RL)
  • Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL)
  • Phase Response
  • Group Delay (GD)
  • Chromatic Dispersion (CD)
  • Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) / Second Order PMD
  • Min/Max Loss due to Polarization
  • Impulse Response
  • Jones Matrix Elements
  • Phase Ripple – Linear and Quadratic

Component Analyzers video:


OVA 5000

Model Description Links
5000 For single-connection, all-parameter characterization of fiber components, with full C and L band characterization in under 3 seconds. Data Sheet
5000 LP Characterize IL, PDL, and PMD of passive optical components. Data Sheet

Software Packages and Options

Desktop Analysis This software provides all the benefits of OVA analysis without the instrument. Save data files from your OVA measurements, share them with your customers, work on them from your desk or on vacation – anywhere that you have a computer with desktop analysis software!
Polarization Analysis Combined with measurements from the Optical Vector Analyzer, this software provides a complete picture of your component’s polarization dependence. Save time in calculations and measurements by simulating the input polarization state and viewing the component’s response.
OFDR Option This option turns your OVA into a fault finding reflectometer. With ~20 micrometer resolution over the full instrument range (150 m), this feature is an indispensable tool for troubleshooting components, connections, cables and assemblies. Measures return loss (RL) individually for each component down to -95 dB.