Automatic platform for calibrating and testing multi-parameter of optical fiber
communication based on virtual instrument technology
CHEN Ting， ZHOU Wenqing， MAO Zhenhua
（Zhejiang Institute of Metrology，Hangzhou 310018，China）
Abstract: A new automatic platform for calibrating and testing multi-parameter of optical fiber communication was designed and developped to overcome the disadvantages in old testing way， such as independent testing with devices， low measurement efficiency， many times of plugging optical interface. Devices were interconnected and controlled， and the testing parameters were set automatically in this platform which was programmed by LabVIEW， 4×4 optical switch matrix was used to switch the light path automatically， avoiding multiple plugging optical interface. The optical power meter、light source can be calibrated automatically， the calibration result can be record and the report can be generated automatically in this platform. Application of this platform proved that the system has high efficiency， functional expansion is convenient， has a certain application prospect and promotional value.
Keywords: virtual instrument； auto calibration and test platform； optical fiber parameter； ActiveX