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Reference EN 60793-1-48:2007
Title Optical fibres - Part 1-48: Measurement methods and test procedures - Polarization mode dispersion
Project Number 17159
Abstract/Scope Applies to three methods of measuring polarization mode dispersion (PMD). Establishes uniform requirements for measuring the PMD of single-mode optical fibre, thereby assisting in the inspection of fibres and cables for commercial purposes. In this edition, reference to IEC 61282-9 has resulted in the removal of Annexes E, F, G and H as well as the creation of a new Annex E.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-11-30
Current Stage code deadline 2008-06-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86A
Reference Document IEC 60793-1-48:2007 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Keywords Optical fibre; Dispersion; Polarization mode; Measurement; Test
Note To be read in conjunction with EN 60793-1-1:2003
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6060 2007-11-30 2008-06-01 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2007-09-01 2008-01-01  
5061 2007-06-26 2007-09-01  
5060 2006-06-02 2006-10-13 export to doc file  EN
5060 2006-05-23 2006-06-06 export to doc file  EN
5020 2005-12-16 2006-05-19  
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-11-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2007-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-09-01


Supersedes EN 60793-1-48:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ITU-T Recommendation G.650.2:2002
EN 60793-1-1:2003
EN 60793-1-44:2002
EN 60793-2-50:2004
corr. July 2004
EN 60794-3:2002
EN 61280-4-4:2006
IEC/TR 61282-3:2006
IEC/TR 61282-9:2006
EN 61290-11-1:2003
EN 61290-11-2:2005
IEC/TR 61292-5:2004
EN 61300-3-32:2006

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