IEC TS 62033 pdf download Attenuation uniformity in optical fibres
This technical specification indicates the fundamental definitions for attenuation uniformity andoutlines the algorithms used to compute attenuation uniformity values from backscatteringmeasurements. Procedures for completing these measurements are given in lEC 60793-1-4-C1C.
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IEC 60793-1-4:1995,Optical fibres – Part 1: Generic specification – Section 4: Measuringmethods for transmission and optical characteristics
Terms and definitions
For the purpose of this technical specification, the terms and definitions given in lEC 60793-1-4,together with the following terms and definitions apply.
change in the attenuation coefficient over the length of an optical fibre or cable
optical time domain reflectometer (oTDR) trace
plot of backscattered power (dB) vs. position within the fibre or cable,or the data from whichthe plot is derived
bi-directional backscattering technique
completion of a backscattering measurement from each end of a fibre.A combination of thetwo traces (see equation 1) that yields accurate indications of attenuation for any section withinthe fibre or cable
Apparatus conforming to lEC 60793-1-4-C1C is used.
5 Test sample
The fibre is prepared in accordance with IEC 60793-1 -4-C1 C.
6 Test procedure
The procedure given in 9.4 of IEC 60793-1 -4 is followed.
Attenuation uniformity is based on the bi-directional backscattering technique [1 ] * . The bi- directional backscatter trace is represented as a function, y ( z ), with y being the back-scattered power (in decibels) and z being the position (in kilometres). It is computed by reversing the position of each location of one of the uni-directional traces and computing the difference between the two uni-directional traces, divided by two, for each position. The bi-directional trace may be derived from multiple measurements or from appropriately filtered data having the same effect.
The uniformity parameter, X A , is defined in terms of the sliding window (SW) algorithm in which the attenuation coefficient is evaluated across a fixed sub-length, L , (sliding window width) of the fibre, ideally sliding along the fibre, starting from each of a set of positions: z 1 , z 2 , … . The attenuation coefficient values at those positions can be represented as follows: L L z y z y L ; z A + − = i i i (1 ) Alternatively, the fitted slope of the trace at the defined positions may be substituted for the values of A ( z i ; L ).