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Reference EN 61291-1:2012
Title Optical amplifiers - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 23613
Abstract/Scope IEC 61291-1:2012 applies to all commercially available optical amplifiers (OAs) and optically amplified assemblies. It applies to OAs using optically pumped fibres (OFAs based either on rare-earth doped fibres or on the Raman effect), semiconductors (SOAs), and waveguides (POWAs). This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2006. It is a technical revision that includes the following significant changes: the definitions related to transient behaviour have been extensively updated with terms from the 61290-4 series and the definition for gain ripple has been added.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-08-10
Current Stage code deadline 2013-02-10
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86C
Reference Document IEC 61291-1:2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.30 - Optic amplifiers
Keywords Optical; Amplifier
Note Supersedes EN 61291-1:2006
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6060 2012-08-10 2013-02-10 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-05-09 2012-06-06  
5060 2011-11-18 2011-12-31 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-06-17 2011-09-23  
1090 2011-06-14 2011-06-17  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-05-09
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-08-10
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-08-09
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-02-10
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-05-09


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