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Reference EN 61290-3-1:2003
Title Optical amplifiers - Test methods - Part 3-1: Noise figure parameters - Optical spectrum analyzer method
Project Number 15351
Abstract/Scope Applies to commercially available optical amplifiers (OAs) such as optical fibre amplifiers (OFAs), semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) and planar wageguide apmlifiers (PWOAs) as classified in EN 61292-3.The object is to establish uniform requirements for accurate and reliable measurements, by means of optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) test method, of the following OA parameters, as defined in EN 61291-1: a) signal-spontaneous noise figure; b) forward amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) power level. The methods outlined in this part of EN 61290 apply to single-channel stimulus only.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-11-27
Current Stage code deadline 2004-08-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86C
Reference Document IEC 61290-3-1:2003 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.30 - Optic amplifiers
Keywords Optical; Amplifier; Test method; Noise figure parameter; Spectrum analyzer
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6060 2003-11-27 2004-08-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2003-11-01 2004-03-01  
5061 2003-09-16 2003-11-01  
5020 2003-06-13 2003-08-15  
4099 2002-12-13    
4020 2002-07-12 2002-12-13  
3099 2002-07-10 2002-07-12  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2003-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-11-27
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2006-11-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 61290-1-1:1998
EN 61291-1:1998
IEC/TR 61292-3:2003

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