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Reference EN 61978-1:2001
Title Fibre optic passive dispersion compensators - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 13830
Abstract/Scope Applies to fibre optic passive dispersion compensators which are wavelength sensitive and may be polariyation sentive. Establishes uniform requirements and quality assessment procedures.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2001-01-10
Current Stage code deadline 2001-08-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 61978-1:2000 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Keywords Fibre optic; Compensator; Dispersion; Generic specification
Note EN following parallel vote * Superseded by EN 61978-1:2010
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6060 2001-01-10 2001-08-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2000-11-01 2001-03-01  
5062 2000-09-05 2000-11-01  
5020 2000-05-12 2000-07-31  
1090 2000-05-08 2000-05-12  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2000-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2001-01-10
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2001-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2001-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2003-11-01


Superseded by EN 61978-1:2010
Normative reference (6) IEC Guide 102:1996
ISO 129:1985
ISO 286-1:1988
ISO 370:1975
ISO 1101:1983
ISO 8601:1988
IEC 60050-731:1991
IEC 60410:1973
EN 60617-12:1998
EN 60695-2-2:1994
EN 60825-2:2000
EN 61300-1:1997
EN 61300-2-40:2000
EN 61300-3-36:2000
IEC/TR 61930:1998
IEC QC 001001:1998
IEC QC 001002-2:1998
IEC QC 001002-3:1998

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