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Reference EN 61300-3-38:2012
Title Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 3-38:Examinations and measurements - Group delay, chromatic dispersion and phase ripple
Project Number 23284
Abstract/Scope IEC 61300-3-38:2012 describes the measurement methods necessary to characterise the group delay properties of passive devices and dynamic modules. From these measurements further parameters like group delay ripple, linear phase deviation, chromatic dispersion, dispersion slope, and phase ripple can be derived. In addition, when these measurements are made with resolved polarization, the differential group delay can also be determined as an alternative to separate measurement with the dedicated methods of IEC 61300-3-32.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-08-03
Current Stage code deadline 2013-04-03
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 61300-3-38:2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Keywords Optic; Interconnection; Chromatic; Dispersion; Phase ripple
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5020 2012-03-02 2012-05-04  
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5060 2011-06-14 2011-07-05 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-01-07 2011-06-10  
1090 2011-01-04 2011-01-07  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-07-03
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-08-03
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-10-03
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-04-03
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-07-03


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-731:1991
EN 61300-3-29:2006
corr. November 2006

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