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Electronic In-Line Fiber Polarization Controller - EPC With Optional Microprocessor Based PC Interface

The Phoenix in-line electronic polarization controller is built using the Phoenix in-line scanner. Three knobs are attached to the top of the unit for manual control, giving complete coverage of the Poincare sphere. The EPC alone requires analogue voltage control to operate. However, bought together with the PCI microprocessor interface, the EPC can be connected directly to a PC and controlled through the provided software.

The all-fibre in-line polarization controller operates using Phoenix’s unique thermal technology. This technique offers very stable polarization scanning with excellent environmental stability in comparison to competing technologies. In addition, the device is fundamentally less expensive to manufacture offering significant cost benefits while not affecting design and manufacturing quality.






In-Line Polarization Controller Features

In-Line Polarization Controller Applications

  • Electronic and manual polarization control
  • Simple operation
  • Any output SOP achievable
  • Low insertion loss
  • High return loss
  • High extinction ratio maintenance
  • Polarization control
  • State of polarization scanning
  • Component testing
  • Sensor systems
  • Optical fiber polarimetry
  • PMD emulation

EPC Microprocessor based PC Interface Features

EPC Microprocessor based PC Interface Applications

  • USB interface to PC
  • Phoenix polarization control software
  • D-type connection compatible with EPC
  • Power supply input/output
  • PC control and programming of Phoenix EPC

In-Line Electronically Driven Polarization Controller


Based on the Phoenix Photonics polarization scanner, the controller offers the option of three section manual control or external analogue voltage control.

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EPC Microprocessor based PC Interface


The Phoenix PC interface for the electronically addressed polarization controller (EPC) is part of the FireBirdTM instrumentation range. The simple interface enables the EPC to be controlled and programmed using software developed for the multi-channel polarization controller.

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