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Reference FprEN 61300-3-29:2013
Title Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 3-29: Examinations and measurements - Spectral transfer characteristics of DWDM devices
Project Number 24130
Abstract/Scope IEC 61300-3-29:2014 identifies two basic measurement methods for characterizing the spectral transfer functions of DWDM devices. The transfer functions are the functions of transmittance dependent of wavelengths. In this standard, optical attenuations are also used. The transfer functions can be used to produce measurements of insertion loss (IL), polarization dependent loss (PDL), isolation, centre wavelength, bandwidth (BW) and other optical performances. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2005. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - terms and definitions have been added and reconsidered in order to be harmonized with IEC 62074-1; - characterizations of the device under test have been reviewed; - details to be specified have been reconsidered. Keywords: spectral transfer functions of DWDM devices, measurements of insertion loss (IL), polarization dependent loss (PDL), isolation, centre wavelength, bandwidth (BW)
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Current Stage code 5060
Current Stage code date 2014-02-24
Current Stage code deadline 2014-03-17
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 61300-3-29:2014 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Keywords Fibre optic; Interconnecting device; Spectral transfer function; DWDM components
Note Will supersede EN 61300-3-29:2006 * D133/C027: dow=dor + 12 months for revisions of standards within CLC/TC 86BXA * D138/086: Shortened CDV period of 3 months for documents prepared by IEC/TC 40, IEC/TC 86 and IEC/TC 100*2014-04-03: Publication allocated to
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5060 2014-02-24 2014-03-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-12-20 2014-02-21  
3090 2013-12-17 2013-12-20  
5060 2012-07-02 2012-07-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-03-23 2012-06-29  
1090 2012-03-20 2012-03-23  

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date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 12 months


Supersedes EN 61300-3-29:2006
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