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Reference EN 61315:1997
Title Calibration of fibre optic power meters
Project Number 6831
Abstract/Scope Fibre optic power meters are designed to measure optical power from fibre optic sources as accurately as possible. This capability depends largely on the quality of the calibration process. This International Standard standardizes all of the steps involved in the calibration process: establishing the reference conditions, carrying out the calibration, calculating the uncertainty, and reporting the uncertainty, the reference conditions, and the traceability. It also creates a standardized type of power meter specification, which will make it easier to compare power meters from different vendors.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1997-05-26
Current Stage code deadline 1998-03-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 86
Reference Document IEC 61315:1995 (EQV)
ICS 33.140 - Special measuring equipment for use in telecommunications
33.180.01 - Fibre optic systems in general
Keywords Fibre optic; Power meter; Calibration
Note Superseded by EN 61316:2006
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Deadline Date
6060 1997-05-26 1998-03-01  
5099 1997-03-11 1997-04-11  
5062 1997-01-27 1997-03-11  
5020 1996-10-02 1996-12-31  
1599 1996-03-05 1996-09-05  
1562 1996-01-25 1996-03-05  
1520 1995-08-31 1995-11-30  
1099 1995-07-04 1995-08-04  
1020 1995-05-30 1995-07-04  
1000 1995-05-18    

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1997-03-11
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1997-05-26
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1997-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1998-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1998-03-01


Superseded by EN 61315:2006
Normative reference (6) IEC 60359:1987
IEC 60793-1:1992
IEC 60793-2:1992
EN 61040:1992

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