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Reference EN 61291-4:2008
Title Optical amplifiers - Part 4: Multichannel applications - Performance specification template
Project Number 21378
Abstract/Scope IEC 61291-4:2008 applies to optical amplifier (OA) devices and sub-systems to be used in multichannel applications. The object of this performance specification template is to provide a frame for the preparation of detail specifications on the performances of OA devices and sub-systems to be used in multichannel applications. The main significant changes of this revision are the following: - the applicability has been extended to all commercially available optical amplifiers, not just optical fibre amplifiers; - Clause 7, EMC, has been added, and references to applicable test methods have been updated.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-09-30
Current Stage code deadline 2009-05-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86C
Reference Document IEC 61291-4:2008 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.30 - Optic amplifiers
Keywords Optical; Amplifier; Multichannel; Performance; Template
Note Superseded by EN 61291-4:2012
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6060 2008-09-30 2009-05-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-08-01 2008-10-01  
5060 2008-05-09 2008-05-28 export to doc file  EN
3090 2008-03-21 2008-05-31  
5060 2007-12-18 2008-01-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-07-13 2007-12-14  
1090 2007-07-10 2007-07-13  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-09-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-08-01


Supersedes EN 61291-4:2003
Superseded by EN 61291-4:2012
Normative reference (6) EN 60825-1:2007
EN 61290-1-1:2006
EN 61291-1:2006
EN 61291-5-2:2002

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