Chicago, Ill. Stratos Lightwave LLC has announced new services for performance testing and verification of opto-electronic products and systems used in harsh operating environments, specifically for military, commercial aviation, or industrial applications. These product testing and evaluation services provide optical system designers with validation of proper optical performance, environmental testing, and failure analysis.
Validation of optical performance is an analysis of the device's optical train, in order to validate its basic design, said the company. This validation service includes testing for optical masks and mask margins, output power, optical sensitivity, bit error rate, crosstalk, rise and fall times, jitter, and noise tolerance.
The company also provides environmental testing, which includes shock and vibration, temperature, HALT-HASS testing, EMC/EMI/EME and EMP testing, altitude, salt fog, sand and dust, solar loading, nuclear or biohazard washdown, and other tests necessary for determining product operation under the harshest environmental conditions.
Using tools and methods such as scanning electron microscopes, wire bond pull and die shear testing, hermetic leak testing, microscopic metallurgical examination, and optical anomaly mapping, the company's failure analysis service can help engineers build more robust products with fewer field failures.
Stratos' product testing and evaluation for harsh-environment opto systems is customized for each customer's application. Pricing varies widely, starting at approximately $1,500 for one day of optical performance testing, under laboratory-ambient conditions.
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