BS EN IEC 61291-1:2018 - Optical amplifiers. Generic specification

BS EN IEC 61291-1:2018

Optical amplifiers. Generic specification

Status : Current   Published : April 2018



IEC 61291-1:2018 applies to all commercially available optical amplifiers (OAs) and optically amplified assemblies. It applies to OAs using optically pumped fibres (OFAs based either on rare-earth doped fibres or on the Raman effect), semiconductors (SOAs), and waveguides (POWAs). The object of this document is

- to establish uniform requirements for transmission, operation, reliability and environmental properties of OAs, and

- to provide assistance to the purchaser in the selection of consistently high-quality OA products for his particular applications.

Parameters specified for OAs are those characterizing the transmission, operation, reliability and environmental properties of the OA seen as a "black box" from a general point of view. In the sectional and detail specifications a subset of these parameters will be specified according to the type and application of the particular OA device or assembly. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2012. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

- terms have been added for parameters from IEC 61290-4-3 and IEC 61290-10-5;

- Clause 4 Classification has been removed, since this system is judged to be unused;

- the definition of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) has been simplified.

Keywords: optical amplifiers (OAs)

Standard NumberBS EN IEC 61291-1:2018
TitleOptical amplifiers. Generic specification
Publication Date24 April 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 61290-5-2, IEC 61290-7-1, IEC 61290-1-1, IEC 61290 (all parts), IEC 61290-10-1, IEC 61290-3-1, IEC 61290-10-5, IEC 61290-4-1, IEC TR 61931, IEC 61291-5-2, IEC 61290-11-2, IEC 61290-4-3, IEC 60050-731, IEC 60825-1, IEC 61290-5-3, IEC 61290-3-2, IEC 61290-1-2, IEC 61290-10-2, IEC 61290-5-1, IEC 61290-1-3, IEC 61290-10-4, IEC 61290-4-2, IEC 61290-11-1, IEC 61290-10-3
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 61291 (all parts), IEC 60874-1, IEC 60825-2, IEC 61290-1 (all parts), IEC 61000 (all parts), IEC 60793-2, IEC 61290-3, IEC 61290-2 (all parts)
ReplacesBS EN 61291-1:2012
International RelationshipsEN IEC 61291-1:2018,IEC 61291-1:2018
Draft Superseded By21/30354198 DC
DescriptorsClassification systems, Electronic equipment and components, Optical fibres, Optical amplifiers, Optical instruments, Approval testing, Conformity, Amplification, Specification (approval), Fibre optics, Amplifiers
Title in FrenchAmplificateurs optiques Spécification générique
Title in GermanLichtwellenleiter-Verstärker Fachgrundspezifikation
ISBN978 0 580 96999 7
File Size1.083 MB

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