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Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components



Reference EN 61978-1:2010
Title Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Fibre optic passive chromatic dispersion compensators - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 22156
Abstract/Scope IEC 61978-1:2009 applies to fibre optic passive chromatic dispersion compensators, all exhibiting the following features: - they are optically passive; - they have an optical input and an optical output for transmitting optical power; - they are wavelength sensitive; - they may be polarization sensitive. This standard establishes uniform requirements for the passive chromatic dispersion compensator. Changes from the previous edition of this standard are to reconsider the requirements.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-03-12
Current Stage code deadline 2010-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 61978-1:2009 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.01 - Fibre optic systems in general
Keywords Fibre optic; Interconnection; Passive; Chromatic; Dispersion compensator
Note Supersedes EN 61978-1:2001
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6060 2010-03-12 2010-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-03-01 2010-05-01  
5061 2010-01-25 2010-03-01  
5060 2009-11-02 2009-11-16 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-08-28 2009-10-30  
3090 2009-05-22 2009-09-30  
5060 2009-05-18 2009-06-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-12-12 2009-05-15  
1090 2008-12-09 2008-12-12  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-03-12
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2010-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-03-01


Supersedes EN 61978-1:2001
Superseded by FprEN 61978-1:2013
Normative reference (6) IECQ 01:2003
IEC Guide 102:1996
ISO 129-1:2004
ISO 286-1:1988
ISO 1101:2004
ISO 8601:2004
IEC 60027 series
IEC 60050-731:1991
IEC 60617 series
EN 60695-11-5:2005
EN 60793-2-50:2008
EN 60825 series
EN 60869-1:2000
EN 60874 series
EN 60974 series
EN 61073-1:2009
EN 61300 series
EN 61754-4:1997
EN 61754-13:2006
EN 61754-15:2009
IEC/TR 61930:1998
IEC QC 001002-3:2005

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