Dynamic Polarization Controller
The MPC series are electrically controlled, all-fiber polarization controllers based on fiber squeezing technology. They are also available with a driver board as the PCD-M02.
The MPC series are fiber squeezer based polarization controllers packaged in a low profile 0.63 inch high enclosure. They are available with 3 or 4 fiber squeezers. Either version can generate any polarization state on the Poincaré sphere, but the 4X version provides an extra degree of freedom for reset-free operation and polarization scrambling. The all fiber design is inherently low loss, has minimal activation loss, and operates over a wide wavelength range. The athermal package design provides temperature stability over a wide temperature range. Each fiber squeezer is controlled by a 0-150V analog control voltage.
The PCD-M02 integrates an MPC polarization controller with a driver board that allows the control voltage to each fiber squeezer to be specified either by a 0-5V analog control voltage or by a 12-bit TTL signal. The board is powered by standard ±12VDC lab power supplies.
- Low insertion and activation loss
- Fast response
- Driver board available
1260-1650nm or 980-1310nm standard
# of fiber squeezers 3 or 4 Polarization control range 0-4π per squeezer V π (DC, 23°C) <35V Rise/fall time 30µs (10-90% transition for V π change) IL <0.6 dB with connectors
0.05 dB intrinsic
Activation loss <0.05 dB PDL <0.05 dB PMD <0.05 ps
With driver board
<400µs (10-90% transition, 140V change)
<65µs (10-90% transition, 15V change)
Analog control voltage 0-5V Digital control TTL, 12-bit data, 4-bit control
For full specifications, please download the data sheet.