prEN IEC 61290-1:2021

Optical amplifiers - Test methods - Part 1: Power and gain parameters

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Base Documents
IEC 61290-1 ED2; prEN IEC 61290-1:2021
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Standard history
This part of IEC 61290 applies to all commercially available optical amplifiers (OAs) and optically amplified subsystems. It applies to OAs using optically pumped fibres (OFAs based on either rare-earth doped fibres or on the Raman effect), semiconductors (SOAs), and waveguides (POWAs). It is specifically directed to single-channel amplifiers. Test methods for multichannel amplifiers are defined in the IEC 61290-10 series. This standard establishes uniform requirements for accurate and reliable measurements of the following OA parameters, as defined in Clause 3 of IEC 61291-1: a) nominal output signal power; b) gain; c) reverse gain; d) maximum gain; e) maximum gain wavelength; f) maximum gain variation with temperature; g) gain wavelength band; h) gain wavelength variation; i) gain stability; j) polarization-dependent gain; k) gain ripple (SOA only); l) large-signal output stability; m) saturation output power; n) maximum output signal power; 116 o) maximum total output power. NOTE 1 The applicability of the test methods described in the present standard to distributed Raman amplifiers is still under study. NOTE 2 All numerical values followed by (‡).are suggested values for which the measurement is assured. Other values are acceptable if verified.
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