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Reference EN 61291-2:2012
Title Optical amplifiers - Part 2: Digital applications - Performance specification template
Project Number 23621
Abstract/Scope IEC 61291-2:2012 applies to single channel optical amplifier (OA) devices to be used in digital applications. For multichannel applications, use IEC 61291, Part 4. The object of this performance specification template is to provide a frame for the preparation of detail specifications on the performances of single channel OA devices to be used in digital applications. This edition constitutes a minor update through clarification that the scope is for single channel optical amplifiers, and that pump leakage parameters do not apply to semiconductor optical amplifiers.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-03-09
Current Stage code deadline 2012-11-14
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86C
Reference Document IEC 61291-2:2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.30 - Optic amplifiers
Keywords Optical; Amplifier; Digital; Performance specification; Template
Note 2012-01-20 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 61291-2:2007
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6060 2012-03-09 2012-11-14 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-02-14 2012-03-13  
5060 2011-11-11 2011-12-16 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-06-24 2011-09-30  
1090 2011-06-21 2011-06-24  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-02-14
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-03-09
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-05-14
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-11-14
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-02-14


Supersedes EN 61291-2:2007
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC Guide 107
EN 60825-1:1994
corr. February 1995
EN 61290 series
EN 61291-1
EN 61291-5-2

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