BS EN 60793-2-40:2016 - Optical fibres. Product specifications. Sectional specification for category A4 multimode fibres

BS EN 60793-2-40:2016

Optical fibres. Product specifications. Sectional specification for category A4 multimode fibres

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : March 2016



This part of IEC 60793‑2 is applicable to category A4 optical multimode fibres and the related sub-categories A4a, A4b, A4c, A4d, A4e, A4f, A4g and A4h. These fibres have a plastic core and plastic cladding and may have step-index, multi-step index or graded-index profiles. The fibres are used in information transmission equipment and other applications employing similar light transmitting techniques, and finally in fibre optic cables. Table 1 summarizes some of the salient characteristics and applications of these fibres.

Table 1
Characteristics and applications of category A4 fibres

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Typically 15 µm to 35 µm smaller than the cladding diameter.


Other potential wavelengths for A4a fibre are described in Annex J.

In addition to the applications shown in Table 1, other applications for A4 fibres include, but are not restricted to, the following: support for short reach, high bit-rate systems in telephony, distribution and local networks, carrying data, voice and/or video services and on-premises intrabuilding and interbuilding fibre installations, including LANs, PBXs, video, various multiplexing uses and miscellaneous related uses, such as consumer electronics and industrial and mobile networks.

Three types of requirements apply to A4 fibres:

  • general requirements, as defined in IEC 60793‑2 ;

  • specific requirements common to category A4 multimode fibres covered in this standard and which are given in Clause 3;

  • particular requirements applicable to individual fibre sub-categories and implementations or specific applications which are defined in this standard, in the normative family specification annexes.

Standard NumberBS EN 60793-2-40:2016
TitleOptical fibres. Product specifications. Sectional specification for category A4 multimode fibres
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 March 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60793-1-51, IEC 60793-1-43, IEC 60793-1-20:2001, EN 60793-1-46, IEC 60793-1-46, EN 60793-1-51, IEC 60793-1-40:2001, IEC 60793-1-47:2009, EN 60793-1-47:2009, EN 60068-1, EN 60793-1-42, IEC 60793-1-41, IEC 60793-1-50, IEC 60793-1-52, EN 60793-1-22, EN 60793-1-40:2003, IEC 60793-1-22, EN 60793-1-50, IEC 60068-1, IEC 60793-1-42, EN 60793-1-52, EN 60793-1-20:2002, EN 60793-1-43, EN 60793-1-41
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60794-2-41, IEC 60793-1-1, EN 60793-2, IEC 60793-2, EN 60793-1-1, EN 60793-2-40:2006, IEC 60793-2-40:2006, EN 60793-2-41
ReplacesBS EN 60793-2-40:2011, BS EN 60793-2-40:2002
International RelationshipsEN 60793-2-40:2016,EN 62137-1-2:2007,IEC 60793-2-40:2015
Draft Superseded By13/30272041 DC
DescriptorsProduct specification, Optical communication systems, Data transmission, Optical fibres, Specification (approval), Electronic equipment and components, Fibre optics, Fibre optic cables, Data processing, Communication cables
Title in FrenchFibres optiques. Spécifications de produits. Spécification intermédiaire pour les fibres multimodales de catégorie A4
Title in GermanLichtwellenleiter. Produktspezifikation. Rahmenspezifikation für Mehrmodenfasern der Kategorie A4
ISBN978 0 580 81588 1
File Size767 KB

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