What is N.I.S.T. traceability?
Optical Wavelength Laboratories (OWL) meters
and sources are traceable to the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (N.I.S.T.) for popular testing
wavelengths. Traceability to N.I.S.T.
means that a product has been calibrated against a known U.S. Government
standard, and ensures that the product's calibration procedure can be verified
through an unbroken chain of documents.
N.I.S.T. calibrates a single piece
of test equipment and provides manufacturers with a report of calibration as
proof of calibration according to their standard for this equipment. This
report of calibration gives us a point of reference by which we can set the
accuracy of our optical fiber test equipment.
All of our meters and light sources are set to this point of reference with the U.S. Government equipment. Our
customers can rest assured that the popular wavelengths in their equipment is calibrated to U.S. Government
provides them with the greatest amount of accuracy possible.