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Reference EN 61290-3-2:2008
Title Optical amplifiers - Test methods - Part 3-2: Noise figure parameters - Electrical spectrum analyzer method
Project Number 21485
Abstract/Scope IEC 61290-3-2:2008 applies to optical fibre amplifiers (OFA) using active fibres, containing rare-earth dopants, presently commercially available. Establishes uniform requirements for accurate and reliable measurements, of the noise figure, as defined in 3.1.17 of IEC 61291-1, by means of the electricial spectrum analyzer (ESA) method. This technical revision includes updates to specifically address all types of optical amplifiers - not just optical fibre amplifiers. This standard should be read in conjunction with IEC 61290-3 and IEC 61291-1.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-10-17
Current Stage code deadline 2009-07-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86C
Reference Document IEC 61290-3-2:2008 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.30 - Optic amplifiers
Keywords Optical; Amplifier; Noise; Spectrum analyzer
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6060 2008-10-17 2009-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-10-01 2008-12-01  
5061 2008-08-26 2008-10-01  
5060 2008-03-21 2008-04-08 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-09-07 2008-02-08  
1090 2007-09-04 2007-09-07  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-10-17
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-10-01


Supersedes EN 61290-3-2:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60728-6:2003
EN 61290-3:2008
EN 61291-1:2006

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