IEC 61290-3-2:2008 

Optical amplifiers - Test methods - Part 3-2: Noise figure parameters - Electrical spectrum analyzer method


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IEC 61290-3-2:2008 applies to optical fibre amplifiers (OFA) using active fibres, containing rare-earth dopants, presently commercially available. Establishes uniform requirements for accurate and reliable measurements, of the noise figure, as defined in 3.1.17 of IEC 61291-1, by means of the electricial spectrum analyzer (ESA) method. This technical revision includes updates to specifically address all types of optical amplifiers - not just optical fibre amplifiers. This standard should be read in conjunction with IEC 61290-3 and IEC 61291-1.

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fibre optics

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2008-07-21
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 86/SC 86C - Fibre optic systems and active devicesrss
ICS33.180.30 - Optic amplifiers
Stability date  2024
File size1047 KB

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