IEC 61300-3-55:2020 

Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 3-55:Examinations and measurements - Polarisation extinction ratio and keying accuracy of polarisation maintaining, passive, optical components


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IEC 61300-3-55: 2020 provides methods for measuring the polarisation extinction ratio (PER) of single-mode, polarisation maintaining (PM) optical components based upon PM fibres. This document also provides methods for detecting the input and output orientation of the PM components' principal axes as well as methods for estimating the keying accuracy, i.e. the angular misalignment between the principal axes and the mechanical reference guide key of the connectors, if these are present.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2020-05-07
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 86/SC 86B - Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive componentsrss
ICS33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Stability date  2030
File size2315 KB

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