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    Fibre-optic communication subsystem test procedures - Part 4-2: Installed cable plant - Single-mode attenuation and optical return loss measurement

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    Language(s):  English - French

    Published date:  27-06-2014

    Publisher:  International Electrotechnical Committee

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    FOREWORD
    INTRODUCTION
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms, definitions, graphical symbols and
      abbreviations
    4 Measurement methods
    5 Apparatus
    6 Procedures
    7 Calculations
    8 Documentation
    Annex A (normative) - One-cord reference method
    Annex B (normative) - Three-cord reference method
    Annex C (normative) - Two-cord reference method
    Annex D (normative) - Optical time domain reflectometer
    Annex E (normative) - Continuous wave optical return
            loss measurement - Method A
    Annex F (normative) - Continuous wave optical return
            loss measurement - Method B
    Annex G (informative) - Measurement uncertainty examples
    Annex H (informative) - OTDR configuration information
    Annex I (informative) - Test cord attenuation verification
    Annex J (informative) - Spectral attenuation measurement
    Bibliography

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    IEC 61280-4-2: 2014 is applicable to the measurement of attenuation and optical return loss of installed optical fibre cable plant using single-mode fibre. This cable plant can include single-mode optical fibres, connectors, adapters, splices and other passive devices. The cabling may be installed in a variety of environments including residential, commercial, industrial and data centre premises, as well as outside plant environments. This standard may be applied to all single-mode fibre types including those designated by IEC 60793-2-50 as Class B fibres.The principles of this standard may be applied to cable plants containing branching devices (splitters) and at specific wavelength ranges in situations where passive wavelength selective components are deployed, such as WDMs, CWDM and DWDM devices. This standard is not intended to apply to cable plant that includes active devices such as fibre amplifiers or dynamic channel equalizers. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 1999, and constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below: revision of optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) measurements; addition of optical return loss (ORL) measurements; addition of informative annexes on measurement uncertainties, OTDR configuration, test cord attenuation verification and spectral attenuation measurement. Keywords: measurement of attenuation and optical return loss of installed optical fibre cable plant using single-mode fibre

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    Committee TC 86/SC 86C
    Development Note Stability date: 2017. (07/2014)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Electrotechnical Committee
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    BS EN 60728-6:2011 Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services Optical equipment
    BS EN 60728-14 : 2014 CABLE NETWORKS FOR TELEVISION SIGNALS, SOUND SIGNALS AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES - PART 14: OPTICAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS USING RFOG TECHNOLOGY
    17/30331301 DC : 0 BS ISO/IEC 14763-3 AMENDMENT 1 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION OF CUSTOMER PREMISES CABLING - PART 3: TESTING OF OPTICAL FIBRE CABLING
    BS PD IEC TR 61282-15 : 2017 FIBRE OPTIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM DESIGN GUIDES - PART 15: CABLE PLANT AND LINK - TESTING MULTI-FIBRE OPTIC CABLE PLANT TERMINATED WITH MPO CONNECTORS
    BS PD IEC TR 61282-1 : 2000 FIBRE OPTIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM DESIGN GUIDES - SINGLE-MODE DIGITAL AND ANALOGUE SYSTEMS
    EN IEC 61281-1 : 2018 FIBRE OPTIC COMMUNICATION SUBSYSTEMS - PART 1: GENERIC SPECIFICATION (IEC 61281-1:2017)
    BS ISO/IEC 11801-1 : 2017 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - GENERIC CABLING FOR CUSTOMER PREMISES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    PREN 50700 : DRAFT 2012 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - PREMISES DISTRIBUTION ACCESS NETWORK (PDAN) CABLING TO SUPPORT DEPLOYMENT OF OPTICAL BROADBAND NETWORKS
    IEC TR 61282-1:2000 Fibre optic communication system design guides - Part 1: Single-mode digital and analogue systems
    14/30189466 DC : 0 BS IEC/IEEE 62582-5 ED 1.0 - NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS - INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL IMPORTANT TO SAFETY - ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT CONDITION MONITORING METHODS - PART 5: OPTICAL TIME DOMAIN REFLECTOMETRY
    BS EN 50700:2014 Information technology. Premises distribution access network (PDAN) cabling to support deployment of optical broadband networks
    BS EN IEC 61281-1 : 2018 FIBRE OPTIC COMMUNICATION SUBSYSTEMS - PART 1: GENERIC SPECIFICATION
    BS IEC/IEEE 62582-5:2015 Nuclear power plants. Instrumentation and control important to safety. Electrical equipment condition monitoring methods Optical time domain reflectometry
    BS PD IEC TR 62316 : 2017 GUIDANCE FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF OTDR BACKSCATTERING TRACES FOR SINGLE-MODE FIBRES
    12/30266214 DC : 0 ISO/IEC CD 14763-3 - IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION OF CPC - PART 3: TESTING OF OPTICAL FIBRE CABLING (2ND EDITION)
    CSA ISO/IEC 14763-3 : 2015 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION OF CUSTOMER PREMISES CABLING - PART 3: TESTING OF OPTICAL FIBRE CABLING
    S.R. CLC/TS 50621:2016 GUIDELINE FOR THE REPAIR OF DAMAGED INSTALLED OPTICAL FIBRE CABLES AND MICRODUCTS
    16/30325971 DC : 0 BS ISO/IEC 11801-1 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - GENERIC CABLING FOR CUSTOMER PREMISES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    IEC TR 61282-15 : 1ED 2017 FIBRE OPTIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM DESIGN GUIDES - PART 15: CABLE PLANT AND LINK - TESTING MULTI-FIBRE OPTIC CABLE PLANT TERMINATED WITH MPO CONNECTORS
    IEC TR 62316:2007 GUIDANCE FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF OTDR BACKSCATTERING TRACES FOR SINGLE-MODE FIBRES
    CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 14165-115:2006(R2016) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - FIBRE CHANNEL - PART 115: PHYSICAL INTERFACES (FC-PI)
    CSA ISO/IEC 14165-115 : 2006 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - FIBRE CHANNEL - PART 115: PHYSICAL INTERFACES (FC-PI)
    BS PD IEC/TR 61282-14 : 2016 FIBRE OPTIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM DESIGN GUIDES - PART 14: DETERMINATION OF THE UNCERTAINTIES OF ATTENUATION MEASUREMENTS IN FIBRE PLANTS
    I.S. EN 50700:2014 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - PREMISES DISTRIBUTION ACCESS NETWORK (PDAN) CABLING TO SUPPORT DEPLOYMENT OF OPTICAL BROADBAND NETWORKS
    BS ISO/IEC 14763-3 : 2006 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION OF CUSTOMER PREMISES CABLING - PART 3: TESTING OF OPTICAL FIBRE CABLING
    BS EN 61281-1 : 1999 FIBRE OPTIC COMMUNICATION SUBSYSTEMS - PART 1: GENERIC SPECIFICATION
    I.S. EN 60728-6:2011 CABLE NETWORKS FOR TELEVISION SIGNALS, SOUND SIGNALS AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES - PART 6: OPTICAL EQUIPMENT
    ISO/IEC 11801-1:2017 Information technology Generic cabling for customer premises Part 1: General requirements
    I.S. EN 60728-14:2014 CABLE NETWORKS FOR TELEVISION SIGNALS, SOUND SIGNALS AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES - PART 14: OPTICAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS USING RFOG TECHNOLOGY
    ISO/IEC TR 14763-3:2000 Information technology Implementation and operation of customer premises cabling Part 3: Acceptance testing for optical cabling
    ISO/IEC 14763-3:2014 Information technology Implementation and operation of customer premises cabling Part 3: Testing of optical fibre cabling
    CEI EN 60728-6 : 2012 CABLE NETWORKS FOR TELEVISION SIGNALS, SOUND SIGNALS AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES - PART 6: OPTICAL EQUIPMENT
    ISO/IEC 14165-115:2006 Information technology Fibre Channel Part 115: Physical Interfaces (FC-PI)
    IEEE 802.3 : 2012 ETHERNET - CORRIGENDUM 1: MULTI-LANE TIMESTAMPING
    IEC 61281-1:2017 Fibre optic communication subsystems - Part 1: Generic specification
    ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-3:2017 Information technology Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks Specific requirements Part 3: Standard for Ethernet
    I.S. EN IEC 61281-1:2018 FIBRE OPTIC COMMUNICATION SUBSYSTEMS - PART 1: GENERIC SPECIFICATION
    12/30268386 DC : 0 BS EN 50700 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - PREMISES DISTRIBUTION ACCESS NETWORK (PDAN) CABLING TO SUPPORT DEPLOYMENT OF OPTICAL BROADBAND NETWORKS
    ISO/IEC 11801:2002 Information technology Generic cabling for customer premises
    ISO/IEC 14165-116:2005 Information technology Fibre Channel Part 116: 10 Gigabit (10GFC)
    IEC 60728-14:2014 Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services - Part 14: Optical transmission systems using RFoG technology
    IEC 60728-6:2011 Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services - Part 6: Optical equipment
    CSA ISO/IEC 14165-116 : 2006 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - FIBRE CHANNEL - PART 116: 10 GIGABIT FIBRE CHANNEL (10GFC)
    CSA ISO/IEC 14165-116 : 2006 : INC : AMD 1 : 2010 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - FIBRE CHANNEL - PART 116: 10 GIGABIT FIBRE CHANNEL (10GFC)
    CSA ISO/IEC 14165-116 : 2006 : INC : AMD 1 : 2010 : R2016 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - FIBRE CHANNEL - PART 116: 10 GIGABIT FIBRE CHANNEL (10GFC)
    EN 60728-14 : 2014 CABLE NETWORKS FOR TELEVISION SIGNALS, SOUND SIGNALS AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES - PART 14: OPTICAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS USING RFOG TECHNOLOGY (IEC 60728-14:2014)
    EN 50700 : 2014 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - PREMISES DISTRIBUTION ACCESS NETWORK (PDAN) CABLING TO SUPPORT DEPLOYMENT OF OPTICAL BROADBAND NETWORKS
    CLC/TS 50621 : 2016 GUIDELINE FOR THE REPAIR OF DAMAGED INSTALLED OPTICAL FIBRE CABLES AND MICRODUCTS
    EN 60728-6:2011 CABLE NETWORKS FOR TELEVISION SIGNALS, SOUND SIGNALS AND INTERACTIVE SERVICES - PART 6: OPTICAL EQUIPMENT

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    IEC 61280-1-3:2010 Fibre optic communication subsystem test procedures - Part 1-3: General communication subsystems - Central wavelength and spectral width measurement
    IEC 60793-2:2015 Optical fibres - Part 2: Product specifications - General
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    IEC 61755-2-1:2006 Fibre optic connector optical interfaces - Part 2-1: Optical interface standard single mode non-angled physically contacting fibres
    ISO/IEC 11801:2002 Information technology Generic cabling for customer premises
    IEC 61753-1:2007 Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components performance standard - Part 1: General and guidance for performance standards
    IEC 61746-1:2009 Calibration of optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDR) - Part 1: OTDR for single mode fibres
    IEC TR 62627-01:2016 Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Part 01: Fibre optic connector cleaning methods
    IEC TR 61930:1998 FIBRE OPTIC GRAPHICAL SYMBOLOGY
    IEC 60793-1-40:2001 Optical fibres - Part 1-40: Measurement methods and test procedures - Attenuation
    IEC TR 61931:1998 Fibre optic - Terminology
    IEC 61300-3-6:2008 Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 3-6: Examinations and measurements - Return loss
    IEC 61300-3-35:2015 RLV FIBRE OPTIC INTERCONNECTING DEVICES AND PASSIVE COMPONENTS - BASIC TEST AND MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES - PART 3-35: EXAMINATIONS AND MEASUREMENTS - VISUAL INSPECTION OF FIBRE OPTIC CONNECTORS AND FIBRE-STUB TRANSCEIVERS
    IEC 60793-2-50:2015 Optical fibres - Part 2-50: Product specifications - Sectional specification for class B single-mode fibres
    IEC 60874-14-2:1997 CONNECTORS FOR OPTICAL FIBRES AND CABLES - DETAIL SPECIFICATION FOR FIBRE OPTIC CONNECTOR TYPE SC-PC TUNED TERMINATED TO SINGLE-MODE FIBRE TYPE B1
    IEC 61315:2005 Calibration of fibre-optic power meters
    IEC 61755-2-2:2006 Fibre optic connector optical interfaces - Part 2-2: Optical interface standard single mode angled physically contacting fibres
    IEC TR 62316:2007 GUIDANCE FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF OTDR BACKSCATTERING TRACES FOR SINGLE-MODE FIBRES
    ISO/IEC 14763-3:2014 Information technology Implementation and operation of customer premises cabling Part 3: Testing of optical fibre cabling
    ISO/IEC 24764:2010 Information technology Generic cabling systems for data centres
    ISO/IEC Guide 98-3:2008 Uncertainty of measurement Part 3: Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement (GUM:1995)
    IEC 61745:2017 End-face image analysis procedure for the calibration of optical fibre geometry test sets
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