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TIA/EIA-455-34

FOTP-34 Interconnection Device Insertion Loss Test

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Organization: TIA
Publication Date: 1 November 1995
Status: active
Page Count: 24
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Introduction

Intent

This procedure defines a method by which the optical insertion loss of a complete fiber optic interconnection can be measured. There are two procedures that may be used. In the first, power is measured through a continuous length of fiber or cable. The fiberkable is then cut, the interconnection device is installed, and power is remeasured. In the second procedure, power is measured through a pigtailed device. The input fiber/cable is then cut back and the power is remeasured. These procedures do not apply to cable assemblies.

NOTE: The results of this test method are not directly comparable with those of FOTP-171 (a cable assembly test), which is sometimes used to evaluate connector loss. FOTP-34 tests a complete connection (splice, device, connector set, etc.,) comprising normal parts. It deviates from normal use only in that loss is measured between two like fibers. FOTP-171 tests the interconnection loss of a normal part (half of a connection) mated with a reference quality part, which has been selected for near perfection of fiber and connector attributes.

Multimode methods

This document contains two methods for multimode optical fiber interconnection devices, representing different mode volume conditions. One is a uniform modal excitation and detection condition, the other is one that restricts the excitation condition.

Method A1

This method employs uniformly overfilled launching conditions, (defined in FOTP-54) and an unrestricted detection mode volume. It simulates insertion loss characteristics of interconnection devices consistent for use in short links using LED sources, such as LANs, which substantially overfill the fiber.

Method A2

This method employs a mode filter in the test sample before the component under test. The intent is to simulate insertion loss characteristics of interconnection devices consistent for use in links with LED sources which do not overfill the fiber or links in which the launched power is substantially filtered by the link.

Single mode method

Test Method B is for use with single mode optical fiber.

Document History

TIA/EIA-455-34
November 1, 1995
FOTP-34 Interconnection Device Insertion Loss Test
Introduction Intent This procedure defines a method by which the optical insertion loss of a complete fiber optic interconnection can be measured. There are two procedures that may be used. In the...
November 1, 1995
FOTP-34 Interconnection Device Insertion Loss Test
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January 1, 1985
FOTP-34 Interconnection Device Insertion Loss Test
The purpose of this test procedure is to determine the loss in fiber optic interconnection devices intended for single and multichannel or hybrid configurations, or both. It establishes the insertion...

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