Optical Light Sources

A fiber optic source is commonly used with a meter to measure optical fiber attenuation or insertion loss.

KI 2800 Handheld Source

The KI 2800 Series LED & Laser Source is a general purpose test source for multimode & single mode systems. Typical applications include fiber optic attenuation measurement,VisiTesty testing, polarity testing and fiber identification on critical systems.

  • Easy to use, rugged & versatile
  • 3 year warranty and calibration cycle
  • Long battery life with micro USB external power/charger
  • Alkaline or rechargeable batteries, AA x 2
  • Interchangeable connectors with dust cap & tilt bail, metal-free connectors
  • Superior re-connection repeatability, < 0.1 dB
  • Excellent long & short term stability
  • Unique and useful VisiTester VFL option
  • Autotest & Multi-Fiber ID Tone generator
  • Custom options with 1 - 6 LEDs / lasers & 1 - 3 connectors
  • Full QA & test reports for source stability / λ
KI 9800A Series Pocket Fiber Source

  • Economical, intuitive, rugged & reliable
  • Single mode options
  • Multimode options, Encircled Flux compliant
  • VFL fault locator options
  • POF LED options
  • Multimode VCSEL options
  • Interchangeable connectors
  • Long alkaline battery life
  • Autotest
KI 2400 Handheld Source with Zero Warm-up

  • Unique zero warm-up, true optically stabilized laser source
  • Ultimate stability over temperature
  • Intuitive to use, very rugged & reliable
  • High productivity single mode laser options
  • Single mode eLED option for high precision loss or chromatic dispersion testing
  • Interchangeable connectors
  • Long alkaline / rechargeable battery life
  • Autotest

What is an Optical Light Source?

A fiber optic source is commonly used with a meter to measure optical fiber attenuation or insertion loss. A handheld light source can also be used as a tone generator for use with a clip-on identifier, or power meter test tone detector. All Kingfisher optical sources are coloured yellow for easy identification, are compliant with IEC60825 2011 and 21CFR1040.10 Laser & LED Safety Standards, and have a 3 year warranty & calibration cycle. Alternatively, some users may prefer a simple LTS (Loss Test Set), or a Two-Way LTS. LED / Laser source options are available for most fiberoptic applications. Our multimode LED sources feature improved repeatability and standards compliance and come with mandrel wraps to improve modal distribution. Also available in Test Kits. See also Fault Locators.

All Kingfisher light sources offer superior test stability in practical use. When a test lead is repeatedly re-connected, the coupled power varies by < 0.1 dB.