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Reference EN 61300-3-2:2009
Title Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 3-2: Examinations and measurements - Polarization dependent loss in a single-mode fibre optic device
Project Number 21305
Abstract/Scope IEC 61300-3-2:2009(E) specifies measurement methods to determine the dependence of loss in a single-mode fibre optic device to changes in polarization. This procedure focuses on measurements with a fixed wavelength source; therefore, this procedure is applicable to devices whose properties at a single wavelength can represent those over the broader wavelength band. Typical examples of such devices are single-mode interconnecting devices and passive components, including connectors, splices, branching devices, attenuators, isolators, and switches. The maximum observed variation in transmission loss is referred to as polarization-dependent-loss (PDL). This edition includes both the all-states method of the previous edition as well as the Mueller matrix method from IEC 61300-3-12.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-03-05
Current Stage code deadline 2009-11-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 61300-3-2:2009 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Keywords Fibre; Optic; Interconnection; Polarization; Loss
Note Supersedes EN 61300-3-2:1999 + EN 61300-3-1:1997
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date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-03-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-02-01


Supersedes EN 61300-3-2:1999
EN 61300-3-12:1997
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 61300-3-29:2006
corr. November 2006

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