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Reference EN 60793-1-42:2013
Title Optical fibres - Part 1-42: Measurement methods and test procedures - Chromatic dispersion
Project Number 23749
Abstract/Scope IEC 60793-1-42:2013 establishes uniform requirements for measuring the chromatic dispersion of optical fibre, thereby assisting in the inspection of fibres and cables for commercial purposes. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition, published in 2007. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - the inclusion of category B6 single-mode fibres; - the deletion of test method D (interferometry). This standard should be read in conjunction with IEC 60793-1-1. Keywords: chromatic dispersion of optical fibre


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-04-05
Current Stage code deadline 2013-11-28
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86A
Reference Document IEC 60793-1-42:2013 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Keywords Optical fibre; Dispersion; Chromatic dispersion; Measurement; Test
Note Supersedes EN 60793-1-42:2007
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-02-28
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-04-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-05-28
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-11-28
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-02-28


Supersedes EN 60793-1-42:2007
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60793-1-1:2008
EN 60793-1-41:2010
EN 60793-2:2012

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