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Reference EN 61291-4:2012
Title Optical amplifiers - Part 4: Multichannel applications - Performance specification template
Project Number 23302
Abstract/Scope IEC 61291-4:2011 applies to optical amplifier (OA) devices and sub-systems to be used in multichannel applications. For single channel applications, use IEC 61291-2. The object of this performance specification template is to provide a frame for the preparation of detail specifications on the performances of OA devices and sub-systems to be used in multichannel applications. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2008 and constitutes a technical revision. The main significant changes are the transient parameter test methods, IEC 61290-4 series, have been added to Tables 1, 2, and 3. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 61291-1:2006.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-03-02
Current Stage code deadline 2012-09-29
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86C
Reference Document IEC 61291-4:2011 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.30 - Optic amplifiers
Keywords Optical; Amplifier; Multichannel; Performance; Template
Note 2011-12-20 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 61291-4:2008 * To be used in conjunction with EN 61291-1:2006
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6060 2012-03-02 2012-09-29 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-12-29 2012-01-26  
5060 2011-07-22 2011-08-26 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-01-14 2011-06-17  
1090 2011-01-11 2011-01-14  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-12-29
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-03-02
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-03-29
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-09-29
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-12-29


Supersedes EN 61291-4:2008
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60825-1
EN 61290 series
EN 61291-1
EN 61291-5-2

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