Optical amplifiers – Test methods – Part 1: Power and gain parameters
|Publication Date:||1 December 2014|
|ICS Code (Optic amplifiers):||33.180.30|
This part of 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).
NOTE 1 The applicability of the test methods described in the present standard to distributed Raman amplifiers is still under study.
The object of this standard is to establish uniform requirements for accurate and reliable measurements of the following OA parameters, as defined in Clause 3 of IEC 61291-1:2012:
a) nominal output signal power;
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-depende
k) large-signal output stability;
l) saturation output power;
m) maximum output signal power;
n) maximum total output power.
NOTE 2 All numerical values followed by (‡).are suggested values for which the measurement is assured. Other values are acceptable if verified.
The object of this standard is specifically directed to single-channel amplifiers. For multichannel amplifiers, one should refer to the IEC 61290-10 series.