InsideViewTM is an optical coherence domain reflectometer (OCDR-
1000) designed to obtain space-resolved reflection information inside a
fiber optical component, such as a Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC), for
diagnosing quality or design issues. It is based on a polarization
optimized white light interferometer proprietary to General Photonics. It
performs the functions of the discontinued Agilent 8504B Reflectometer –
and more – but with better polarization management, spatial resolution,
and accuracy; larger scan range and dynamic range; and smaller size
and weight. It is a low cost alternative to OFDR technology, with a much
higher dynamic range that avoids the masking of small reflection peaks
by the large reflections typical of the input surface of an optical device.