BS EN 61290-4-1:2016 - Optical amplifiers. Test methods. Gain transient parameters. Two-wavelength method

BS EN 61290-4-1:2016

Optical amplifiers. Test methods. Gain transient parameters. Two-wavelength method

Status : Current   Published : January 2017



IEC 61290-4-1:2016 applies to optical amplifiers (OAs) using active fibres (optical fibre amplifiers (OFAs)) containing rare-earth dopants including erbium-doped fibre amplifiers (EDFAs) and optically amplified elementary sub-systems. These amplifiers are commercially available and widely deployed in service provider networks. The object of document is to provide the general background for OFA transients and related parameters, and to describe a standard test method for accurate and reliable measurement of the following transient parameters:

- channel addition or removal transient gain overshoot and transient net gain overshoot;

- channel addition or removal transient gain undershoot and transient net gain undershoot;

- channel addition or removal gain offset;

- channel addition or removal transient gain response time constant (settling time). This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

- extended the applicability from only EDFAs to all OFAs;

- updated definitions for consistency with other documents in the IEC 61290-4 series. Keywords: optical amplifiers (OAs), optical fibre amplifiers (OFAs), rare-earth dopants, erbium-doped fibre amplifiers

Standard NumberBS EN 61290-4-1:2016
TitleOptical amplifiers. Test methods. Gain transient parameters. Two-wavelength method
Publication Date31 January 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 61291-1, IEC 61291-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 61290-4-2, EN 61290-3-2, IEC 61290-3-2, EN 61290-1, IEC 61290-3-1, EN 61290-3-1, IEC 61290-1, EN 61290-4-2
ReplacesBS EN 61290-4-1:2011
International RelationshipsEN 61290-4-1:2016,IEC 61290-4-1:2016
Draft Superseded By15/30318626 DC
DescriptorsFibre optics, Optical fibres, Optical amplifiers, Optical measurement, Gain control, Amplifiers, Optoelectronic devices, Response time, Amplification, Wavelengths, Electronic equipment and components
Title in FrenchAmplificateurs optiques. Méthodes d'essai. Paramètres de gain transitoire. Méthode à deux longueurs d'onde
Title in GermanLichtwellenleiter-Verstärker. Prüfverfahren. Transiente Verstärkerparameter. Zwei-Wellenlängen-Verfahren
ISBN978 0 580 89228 8
File Size2.186 MB

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