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Reference EN 61290-10-2:2008
Title Optical amplifiers - Test methods - Part 10-2: Multichannel parameters - Pulse method using a gated optical spectrum analyzer
Project Number 20892
Abstract/Scope Applies to optical fibre amplifiers (OFA) using active fibres, containing rare-earth dopants, currently commercially available. The object is to establish uniform requirements for accurate and reliable measurements of the signal-spontaneous noise figure as defined in IEC 61291-1.The test method described is, in general, for multichannel applications. Single-channel applications are a special case of multichannel applications. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition. It is a technical revision with updated references and cautions on proper use of the procedure.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-01-31
Current Stage code deadline 2008-07-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86C
Reference Document IEC 61290-10-2:2007 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.30 - Optic amplifiers
Keywords Optical; Amplifier; Multichannel parameter; Pulse method; Spectrum analyzer
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6060 2008-01-31 2008-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2007-10-01 2007-12-01  
5060 2007-09-11 2007-09-25 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-07-06 2007-09-07  
3090 2007-03-09 2007-05-31  
5060 2007-02-26 2007-03-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-09-22 2007-02-23  
1090 2006-09-19 2006-09-22  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-01-31
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-10-01


Supersedes EN 61290-10-2:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 61291-1:2006

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