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, continuity testing, polarity testing and fiber identification on critical systems.
KI 9800A Series Pocket Fiber Source The shirt-pocket size KI 9800A Pocket Fiber Source is ideal for testing single mode, multimode or POF systems. It provides 1-3 wavelengths, high accuracy and simplicity of use.
KI 2400 Handheld Source with Zero Warm-up The KI 2400 Series Zero Warm-up Source uses an advanced optical stabilization method to offer ultra high stability, insensitivity to ambient temperature variations, and zero warm up time. Typical applications include very high precision fiber optic loss measurement, such as is often desirable for connector or component testing, r&d etc. The unique instant-on & tight temperature specifications are also useful in demanding installation environments.

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.