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Reference EN 61290-11-1:2008
Title Optical amplifiers - Test methods - Part 11-1: Polarization mode dispersion parameter - Jones matrix eigenanalysis (JME)
Project Number 21168
Abstract/Scope IEC 61290-11-1:2008 provides information that applies to all commercially available optical amplifiers (OAs) including optical fibre amplifiers (OFAs) using active fibres and semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) using semiconductor gain media. Although the Jones matrix eigenanalysis (JME) test method is in principle also applicable to unpumped (that is, unpowered) OAs, the JME technique in this standard applies to pumped (that is, powered) OAs only. This edition is a technical revision that specifically addresses additional types of optical amplifiers. It also includes updated references.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-08-14
Current Stage code deadline 2009-03-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86C
Reference Document IEC 61290-11-1:2008 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.30 - Optic amplifiers
Keywords Optical; Amplifier; Polarization; Dispersion; Jones matrix
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6060 2008-08-14 2009-03-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
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5060 2007-09-07 2007-09-25 export to doc file  EN
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-06-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-08-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-06-01


Supersedes EN 61290-11-1:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC/TR 61282-9:2006
IEC/TR 61292-5:2004

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