The PMD5000 is a modular system for Jones Matrix Eigenanalysis based PMD/PDL measurements
built onto the TXP platform. It is a powerful and flexible solution for all kinds of PMD/PDL related
measurement tasks in laboratories as well as field applications including the analysis of installed
Depending on the application the PMD5000 Systemcomprises different modules that can be used
independently as well. The PMD5000 integrates a powerful tunable laser source but supports external
sources as well.*
Analysis of Narrow Bandwidth Components
The software package version 2 for the Thorlabs PMD/PDL Analysis System PMD5000 series
enhances its application especially for the analysis of narrow bandwidth components. The PMD5000
system, which is based on Jones Matrix Eigenanalysis, now allows the analyzing parameters to be
changed after the device under test (DUT) has been measured. A single data set of the DUT can be
analyzed for different wavelength ranges or at different zoom levels. This makes repetitive
measurements with optimized parameters obsolete and contributes to speed and flexibility of the
analysis. For more information please see the "User Interface" tab.
Besides the optional fast tunable laser source, ECL5000D, the PMD5000 consists of the Deterministic
Polarization Controller, DPC5500, and a polarimeter module - either the fast in-line polarimeter
IPM5300 or the High Dynamic Range Terminating Polarimeter, PAX5720IR3 - plus a specific software
package providing powerful PMD/PDL analysis routines. A test version of this is integrated into the
TXP application software which can be found at the TXP Software tab on the TXP platform page.
Please see the Components tab for the modules of the 4 standard PMD5000 Systems.