IEC 62148-21:2021 is available as IEC 62148-21:2021 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 62148-21: 2021 covers the design guidelines of the electrical interface for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) packages using silicon fine-pitch ball grid array (S-FBGA) and silicon fine-pitch land grid array (S-FLGA). In this document, the electrical interface for the S-FBGA package is informative. The purpose of this document is to specify adequately the electrical interface of PIC packages composed of optical transmitters and receivers that enable mechanical and electrical interchangeability of PIC packages. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2019. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition: specification of an electric guard band area around the optical terminal area, so as to allow applications with electric signals at higher symbol rates (e.g. 50 Gbaud and 100 Gbaud).

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IEC 62148-15:2021 is available as IEC 62148-15:2021 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC 62148-15:2021 covers the physical dimension and interface specifications for discrete vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) devices in optical telecommunication and optical data transmission applications. The intent of this document is to adequately specify the physical requirements of VCSEL devices that will enable mechanical interchangeability of laser devices or transmitters complying with this document both at the printed circuit wiring board and for any panel-mounting requirement. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- the classification of optical/electrical interface types is generalized and referred to IEC 62148-1;
- a new pin mode is added to Table 1;
- several dimensions of the VCSEL TO CAN package are changed in Table 3 to reflect the current state of technology;
- Figure 7 is updated to show the complete details of the VCSEL TOSA package.

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IEC 61280-2-8:2021 is available as IEC 61280-2-8:2021 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 61280-2-8:2021 specifies two main methods for the determination of low BER values by making accelerated measurements. These include the variable decision threshold method (Clause 5) and the variable optical threshold method (Clause 6). In addition, a third method, the sinusoidal interference method, is described in Annex B. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2003. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- correction of errors in Formula (8) in 5.5.2 and in a related formula in 5.5.3;
- correction of errors in the references to clauses, subclauses, figures, procedures, and in the Bibliography;
- alignment of the terms and definitions in 3.1 with those in IEC 61281-1.

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IEC 61290-1-3:2021 is available as IEC 61290-1-3:2021 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC 61290-1-3:2021 applies to all commercially available optical amplifiers (OA) and optically amplified subsystems. It applies to OA using optically pumped fibres (OFA based on either rare-earth doped fibres or on the Raman effect), semiconductors (SOA), and waveguides (POWA).
NOTE 1 The applicability of the test methods described in this document to distributed Raman amplifiers is for further study. The object of this document is to establish uniform requirements for accurate and reliable measurements, by means of the optical power meter test method, of the following OA parameters, as defined in IEC 61291-1:
- nominal output signal power;
- gain;
- polarization-dependent gain;
- maximum output signal power;
- maximum total output power.
NOTE 2 All numerical values followed by (‡) are suggested values for which the measurement is assured. Other values can be acceptable upon verification.
This document applies to single-channel amplifiers. For multichannel amplifiers,
IEC 61290-10 (all parts) applies. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2015. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- harmonization with IEC 61290-1-1;
- use of the term "measurement uncertainty" instead of "measurement accuracy".

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IEC TR 62572-4:2020 is available as IEC TR 62572-4:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC/TR 62572-4:2020, which is a Technical Report, provides guidelines for optical connector end-face cleaning methods for receptacle style optical transceivers. It includes details about handling receptacle style optical transceivers, internal structures of optical transceivers, information on cleaning tools and machines, applicable cleaning methods, and cleaning procedures. Receptacle style optical transceivers as well as optical fibre patch cords are handled by operators and maintenance staff of optical network systems. This document can be used as a guideline to prepare instruction manuals for the operators and maintenance staff of optical network systems. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2013. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- addition of terms and definitions on multifibre connector interface optical transceivers;
- addition of cleaning methods for multifibre connector interface type optical transceivers;
- updating URLs for reference websites.

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IEC 61290-1-1:2020 is available as IEC 61290-1-1:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 61290-1-1:2020 applies to all commercially available optical amplifiers (OAs) and optically amplified modules. It applies to OAs using optical fibre amplifiers (OFAs) based on either rare-earth doped fibres or on the Raman effect, semiconductor OAs (SOAs) and planar optical waveguide amplifiers (POWAs). The object of this document is to establish uniform requirements for accurate and reliable measurements, by means of the optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) test method, of the following OA parameters, as defined in IEC 61291-1:
- nominal output signal power;
- gain;
- polarization-dependent gain (PDG);
- maximum output signal power;
- maximum total output power.
In addition, this document provides the test method of:
- gain ripple (for SOAs).
NOTE All numerical values followed by (‡) are suggested values for which the measurement is assured.
The object of this document is specifically directed to single-channel amplifiers. Test methods for multichannel amplifiers are standardized in IEC 61290-10 (all parts). This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2015 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition: addition of techniques to test gain ripple of SOAs.

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IEC 62149-5:2020 is available as IEC 62149-5:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 62149-5:2020 specifies performance on the transceiver modules for asynchronous-transfer-mode passive optical network (ATM-PON) systems recommended by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in ITU-T Recommendation G.983.1. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2009 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- description of types in Clause 4 has been removed;
- titles of reference documents have been updated.

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IEC 61757-4-3: 2020 defines terminology, structure, and a characteristic test method of an optical current sensor using the polarimetric method. It addresses the current sensing element only and not the additional devices that are unique to each application. Generic specifications for fibre optic sensors are defined in IEC 61757. As the specifications of optical polarimetric fibre current sensors required by each user vary depending on the application, this document does not define the required performance values. The required performance values are defined when designing a sensor according to the specific application.

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IEC 61280-4-5:2020 is applicable to the measurement of attenuation and determination of polarity and length of installed multimode and single-mode optical fibre cabling plant, terminated with MPO connectors, using test equipment having an MPO interface. This cabling plant can include multimode or single-mode optical fibres, connectors, adapters, splices, and other passive devices. The cabling can be installed in a variety of environments including residential, commercial, industrial, and data centre premises, as well as outside plant environments. In this document, the optical fibres that are addressed include sub-categories A1-OMx, where x = 2, 3, 4 and 5 (50/125 μm) multimode optical fibres, as specified in IEC 60793-2-10, and category B-652 and B-657 (9/125 μm) single-mode optical fibres, as specified in IEC 60793-2-50. The attenuation measurements of the other multimode and single-mode categories can also be made using a light source and power meter (LSPM) or optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) utilising an internal or external optical switch having one MPO interface. Multimode measurements are made with an 850 nm source because transceivers used for parallel optics applications having an MPO interface only operate at 850 nm; 1 300 nm measurements are optional. Single-mode measurements are made with a 1 310 nm and/or 1 550 nm source because transceivers used for parallel optics applications having an MPO interface operate at these wavelengths. This document does not include descriptions of cabling that is not exclusively MPO to MPO.

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IEC 62149-3:2020 is available as IEC 62149-3:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 62149-3:2020 covers the performance specification for electroabsorption (EA) type optical modulators monolithically integrated with laser diodes for 40 Gbit/s fibre optic transmission systems. This document contains a definition of the product performance requirements together with a series of sets of tests and measurements with clearly defined conditions, severities and pass/fail criteria. The tests are intended to be run as an initial design verification to prove any product's ability to satisfy this document's requirements. This document is applicable for on-off keying format. A product that has been shown to meet all the requirements of a performance standard can be declared as compliant with the performance standard but will then be controlled by a quality assurance program. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2014 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: updates of the title, scope, normative references and performance test tables.
The contents of the corrigendum of February 2021 have been included in this copy.

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IEC 62614-1:2020 describes the launch condition requirements used for measuring multimode attenuation in passive components and in installed cable plants. In this document, the fibre types that are addressed include category A1-OMx, where x = 2, 3, 4 and 5 (50 µm/125 µm), and A1-OM1 (62,5 µm/125 µm) multimode fibres, as specified in IEC 60793-2-10. The nominal test wavelengths detailed are 850 nm and 1 300 nm. This document can be suitable for multimode attenuation measurements for other multimode categories and/or other wavelengths, but the source condition for other categories and wavelengths are not defined here. The purpose of these requirements is as follows:
- to ensure consistency of field measurements when different types of test equipment are used;
- to ensure consistency of factory measurements when different types of test equipment are used;
- to ensure consistency of field measurements when compared with factory measurements.
This document describes launch condition requirements for optical attenuation using sources with a controlled encircled flux (EF). This first edition cancels and replaces IEC 62614, published in 2010, and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC 62614:
a) increase of the value of the uncertainty attenuation variation coefficient Y for 50 µm core fibre at 1 300 nm, due to launch conditions, to twice the previous value;
b) changes to 3.4, 5.6, including Table 5, and some references to remain consistent with IEC 61280-4-1:2019;
c) changes to multimode fibre references to be consistent with IEC 60793-2-10:2019.

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IEC 62149-11: 2020 specifies the performance standards for a multiple channel transmitter/receiver chip scale package (CSP) with multimode fibre interface that operates at up to 28 Gbit/s per channel. It specifies the parameters that apply, with clearly defined conditions, severities, and pass/fail criteria. The tests are intended to be run as an initial design verification to prove any product's ability to satisfy the performance standard's requirements. A product that has been shown to meet all the requirements of a performance standard can be declared as complying with the performance standard, but is then controlled by a quality assurance/quality conformance program.

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IEC 62343-3-3:2020 is available as IEC 62343-3-3:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 62343-3-3:2020 provides a performance specification template for wavelength selective switches. The object is to provide a framework for the preparation of detail specifications on the performance of wavelength selective switches. Additional specification parameters are often included for detailed product specifications or performance specifications if necessary. However, specification parameters specified in this document are not removed from the detail product specifications or performance specifications. The technical information regarding wavelength selective switches and their applications in DWDM systems with single-mode fibres are described in IEC TR 62343-6-4. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- modification of the normative references;
- modification of the terms and definitions.

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IEC 61757-1-1:2020 is available as IEC 61757-1-1:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 61757-1-1:2020 defines detail specifications for fibre optic sensors using one or more fibre Bragg gratings (FBG) as the sensitive element for strain measurements. Generic specifications for fibre optic sensors are defined in IEC 61757. This document specifies the most important features and characteristics of a fibre optic sensor for strain measurements, based on use of an FBG as the sensitive element, and defines the procedures for their determination. Furthermore, it specifies basic performance parameters and characteristics of the corresponding measuring instrument to read out the optical signal from the FBG. This document refers to the measurement of static and dynamic strain values in a range of frequencies. A blank detail specification is provided in Annex B. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- update of cited standards;
- clarification of definitions and test specifications.

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IEC TR 61292-3:2020 which is a Technical Report, establishes the classification of optical amplifiers (OAs). It also includes a brief description of each amplifier, its general properties, performance, configurations and applications. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2003. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:  
document architecture now focuses on EDFA, FRA and SOA;
the description of PDFA and TDFA has been moved to the annexes;
the EDWA description has been deleted;
information on single channel amplification, multi-channel amplification, configuration and control method for EDFA, FRA and SOA has been added;
information on future amplifiers, arrayed amplifiers and SDM amplifiers has been added.

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IEC 62148-6:2020 is available as IEC 62148-6:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 62148-6:2020 covers the physical interface specification of optical transceivers for asynchronous transfer mode-passive optical network (ATM-PON) systems recommended by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as ITU Recommendation G.983.1. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2003, and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- inconsistency of types in Clause 4 has been resolved;
- part and titles list in the Foreword has been deleted;
- references have been updated.

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IEC/TR 62343-6-11: 2019 which is a Technical Report, proposes a software and hardware interface for the optical multicast switch (MCS). This switch can be controlled by resident firmware within the interface that is intended to enable a user or host to retrieve the switch status and/or adjust relevant switch settings. The MCS is defined in IEC 62343-3-4. The technical information regarding MCS and its applications in dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems is described in IEC TR 62343-6-4. The objective of this document is a proposal for a software and hardware interface standard of MCS.

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IEC 62343-2-1:2019 provides a reliability qualification test template for dynamic modules (DMs). The template describes the reliability qualification test items and provides information on requirements or options. Example test conditions are given for information purposes in Annex A. For reliability qualification purposes, some information about the internal components, parts and interconnections is needed. These internal parts are treated as black boxes. This document gives requirements for the evaluation of DM reliability by combining the reliability of such internal black boxes. The object of this reliability qualification test template is to provide a framework for the reliability qualification tests for DMs. Developers of reliability qualification tests for DMs determine the test conditions for each test item by referring to the examples in Annex A.
Keywords: dynamic modules (DMs), test requirements for DMs

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IEC TR 61282-14:2019 is available as IEC TR 61282-14:2019 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC TR 61282-14:2019 which is a Technical Report, establishes the detailed analysis and calculation of the uncertainties related to the measurement of the attenuation of both multimode and single mode optical fibre cabling using optical light sources and power meters. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- in the title: replacement of "guide" by "guidelines";
- text adaptation to allow both standard grade B and reference grade connectors for termination of test cords;
- addition of values needed for calculation of uncertainties, when standard grade connectors are used, to Annex D;
- correction of minor inconsistencies in Equation (18) and after.
Keywords: measurement uncertainty of the attenuation of fibre optic cabling

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IEC TR 61282-5:2019 which is a Technical Report, describes various techniques for accommodation and compensation of chromatic dispersion in fibre optic communication systems. These techniques include dispersion compensation with passive optical components, advanced dispersion management, and electronic accommodation of dispersion in the transmitters and receivers. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 2002, and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) extends the application space for dispersion compensation and accommodation to communication systems that employ non-zero dispersion-shifted fibres;
b) adds a discussion on the suitability of fibre types for long-haul transmission of wavelength-multiplexed signals;
c) updates the dispersion coefficient limits for dispersion-unshifted fibres;
d) adds information on the dispersion coefficients of dispersion-shifted fibres;
e) updates the naming of the fibre types to the revised naming conventions defined in IEC 60793-2-50:2018;
f) updates Table 2 to include the dispersion tolerance of phase-shift-keyed modulation formats used for the transmission of 40 Gbit/s and 100 Gbit/s signals;
g) adds information on dispersion management in terrestrial and submarine communication systems;
h) extends the description of passive dispersion compensators based on fibre Bragg gratings and etalons;
i) adds information on electronic dispersion accommodation in coherent communication systems (including transmitters and receivers);
j) updates the description of optical accommodation techniques to include soliton transmission and mid-span spectral inversion;
k) extends the list of system parameters for passive dispersion compensators to include wavelength-dependent loss, phase ripple, and latency;
l) updates the description of dispersion compensator applications in long-haul communication systems.
Keywords: chromatic dispersion

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IEC 61280-4-1: 2019 is applicable to the measurement of attenuation of installed optical fibre cabling plant using multimode optical fibre. This cabling plant can include multimode optical fibres, connectors, adapters, splices, and other passive devices. The cabling can be installed in a variety of environments including residential, commercial, industrial, and data centre premises, as well as outside plant environments. The test equipment used in this document has one single fibre connector interface or two single fibre connector interfaces. In this document, the optical fibres that are addressed include sub-categories A1-OMx, where x = 2, 3, 4 and 5 (50/125 μm) and A1-OM1 (62,5/125 μm) multimode optical fibres, as specified in IEC 60793-2-10. The attenuation measurements of the other multimode categories can be made using the approaches of this document, but the source conditions for the other categories have not been defined. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition, published in 2009. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) changes to Annex F on encircled flux to harmonise with IEC TR 62614-2, but keeping the encircled flux limits defined in Tables F.2 to F.5 unchanged;
b) addition of an equipment cord method in Annex D;
c) inclusion of testing bend insensitive multimode optical fibre;
d) updates to measurement uncertainty;
e) definition of additional cabling configurations;
f) changes to Table 5 on spectral requirements.
Keywords: measurement of attenuation
The contents of the corrigendum of April 2020 have been included in this copy.

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IEC 62148-19: 2019 covers the photonic chip scale package. The purpose of this document is to specify adequately the physical requirements of optical transmitters and receivers that will enable mechanical interchangeability of transmitters and receivers.
Keywords: physical interface for photonic chip scale packages

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IEC 62148-21:2019 covers the design guide of the electrical interface for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) packages using silicon fine-pitch ball grid array (S-FBGA) and silicon fine-pitch land grid array (S-FLGA). In this document, the electrical interface for the S-FBGA package is informative. The purpose of this document is to specify adequately the electrical interface of PIC packages composed of optical transmitters and receivers that enable mechanical and electrical interchangeability of PIC packages.
Keywords: electrical interface of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) packages

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IEC 62343-1:2019 provides general conditions for the standard performance of optical dynamic modules. All performance standards of dynamic modules are based on the general conditions defined in this document. Additional conditions are included in individual performance standards. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 2016, and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) errors of Table 1 has been corrected;
b) the contents of Table A.1 has been revised.
Keywords: standard performance of optical dynamic modules

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IEC TR 61292-8:2019, which is a technical report, deals with high-power optical amplifiers. It provides general information relating to high-power optical amplifiers with an output power greater than 500 mW for the fibre communication field. It covers the following aspects:
- general information;
- example of the optical amplifier's configuration realizing high optical output power;
- test method for optical output power and gain;
- considerations on high-power optical amplifiers.
Potential applications of high-power optical amplifiers are briefly reviewed in Annex A.
Informative IEC documents related to high optical power are listed in Annex B.
Keywords: high-power amplifiers

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IEC 62149-10:2018 covers the performance specification for radio-over-fibre (RoF) transceivers used for mobile fronthaul systems. The performance standard contains a definition of the product performance requirements together with a series of tests and measurements with clearly defined conditions, severities, and pass/fail criteria. The tests are intended to be run on a one-off basis to prove any product's ability to satisfy the performance standard's requirements. A product that has been shown to meet all the requirements of a performance standard can be declared to be in compliance with the performance standard.
Keywords: radio-over-fibre (RoF) transceivers used for mobile fronthaul systems

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IEC 61290-4-4:2018 applies to optical amplifiers (OAs) and optically amplified elementary sub-systems. More specifically, it applies to OAs using active fibres (optical fibre amplifiers, OFAs) containing rare-earth dopants, such as erbium doped fibre amplifiers (EDFAs), presently commercially available, as indicated in IEC 61291-1. This document provides the general background for optical amplifier gain transients and their measurements and indicates those IEC standard test methods for accurate and reliable measurements of the following transient parameters:
a) optical input power increase/decrease transient gain overshoot and transient net gain overshoot;
b) optical input power increase/decrease transient gain undershoot and transient net gain undershoot;
c) optical input power increase/decrease gain offset;
d) optical input power increase/decrease transient gain response constant (settling time).
These parameters have been included to provide a complete description of the transient behaviour of gain controlled OA. The parameters defined here are applicable if the amplifier is an OFA or an alternative type of OA.
Keywords: optical amplifiers (OAs) gain transients

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IEC 62343-3-4: 2018 provides a performance specification template for multicast optical switches. The object is to provide a framework for the preparation of performance specifications or product specifications of multicast optical switches. Specification parameters required in this document are considered as essential in the product specifications or performance specifications.
Keywords: multicast optical switch (MCOS)

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IEC 61290-4-3:2018 applies to output power controlled optically amplified, elementary sub‑systems. It applies to optical fibre amplifiers (OFAs) using active fibres containing rare‑earth dopants, presently commercially available, as indicated in IEC 61291-1, as well as alternative optical amplifiers that can be used for single channel output power controlled operation, such as semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs). The object of this document is to provide the general background for optical amplifiers (OAs) power transients and their measurements and to indicate those IEC standard test methods for accurate and reliable measurements of the following transient parameters:
a) transient power response;
b) transient power overcompensation response;
c) steady-state power offset;
d) transient power response time.
The stimulus and responses behaviours under consideration include the following:
1. channel power increase (step transient);
2. channel power reduction (inverse step transient);
3. channel power increase/reduction (pulse transient);
4. channel power reduction/increase (inverse pulse transient);
5. channel power increase/reduction/increase (lightning bolt transient);
6. channel power reduction/increase/reduction (inverse lightning bolt transient).
These parameters have been included to provide a complete description of the transient behaviour of an output power transient controlled OA. The test definitions defined here are applicable if the amplifier is an OFA or an alternative OA. However, the description in Annex A concentrates on the physical performance of an OFA and provides a detailed description of the behaviour of an OFA; it does not give a similar description of other OA types. Annex B provides a detailed description background of the dynamic phenomenon in output power controlled amplifiers under transient conditions and Annex C details the impact of speed of transient inputs.This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2015. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition: alignment of the measure of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) relative to signal power with the definition in IEC 61290-3-3.
Keywords: optical amplifiers (OAs) power transients
This International Standard is to be used in conjunction with IEC 61291-1:2012

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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)

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IEC 61757:2018 is a generic specification covering optical fibres, components and sub-assemblies as they pertain specifically to fibre optic sensing applications. It has been designed to be used as a common working and discussion tool by the vendors of components and subassemblies intended to be integrated in fibre optic sensors, as well as by designers, manufacturers and users of fibre optic sensors independent of any application or installation. The objective of this document is to define, classify and provide the framework for specifying fibre optic sensors, and their specific components and subassemblies. The requirements of this document apply to all related fibre optic sensor standards which belong to IEC 61757 (all parts). Standards of IEC 61757 (all parts) contain requirements specific to sensors for particular quantities subject to measurement, and for a particular style or variant of such a fibre optic sensor.
Keywords: fibre optic sensors

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IEC 62343-5-2:2018 describes the measurement methods of dynamic crosstalk during port switching for 1 x N fixed-grid wavelength selective switches (WSSs). The objective of this document is to establish a standard test method for different-channel dynamic crosstalk and same-channel dynamic crosstalk that occur when a particular optical channel signal is switched to the specific branching port against a common port in ITU‑T 50 GHz and 100 GHz fixed grid 1 x N (N ≥ 3) WSSs.

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IEC 61281-1:2017 is a generic specification for fibre optic communication subsystems (FOCSs). The parameters defined herein form a specifiable minimum set of specifications that are common to all fibre optic subsystems. Additional parameters can be used depending on the particular application and technology. Those additional parameters will be specified in the relevant documents, as appropriate. Each specified parameter is measured using one of the test procedures. The use of these parameters for system design is given in design guides. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1999. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition: addition of new definitions.
Keywords: fibre optic communication subsystems (FOCSs)

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IEC TR 61292-9:2017(E) which is a Technical Report, focuses on semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs), especially the specific features and measurement of gain and polarization dependent gain (PDG). In this document, only the amplifying application of SOAs is described. Other applications, such as modulation, switching and non-linear functions, are not covered. Potential applications of SOAs, however, such as reflective SOAs (RSOAs) for the seeded wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (WDM-PON), are briefly reviewed in Annex A. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2013. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) addition of new terms;
b) clarification of noise figure definition.
Keywords: semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs), gain and polarization dependent gain (PDG)

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IEC 62148-1:2017 aims to assure interchangeability in physical interfaces between fibre optic active components and devices supplied by different manufacturers, but it does not guarantee operation between such devices. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 2002, and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition: addition of a free space optical coupling interface in Clause 5.
Keywords: physical interfaces between fibre optic components

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IEC 62343:2017 applies to all commercially available optical dynamic modules and devices. It describes the products covered by the IEC 62343 series, defines terminology, fundamental considerations and basic approaches. The object of this document is to: establish uniform requirements for operation, reliability and environmental properties of dynamic modules (DMs) to be implemented in the appropriate DM standard, and provide assistance to the purchaser in the selection of consistently high-quality DM products for his particular applications, as well as in the consultation of the appropriate specific DM standard(s). This document covers performance templates, performance standards, reliability qualification requirements, hardware and software interfaces and related testing methods. Since a dynamic module integrates an optical module/device, printed wiring board, and software/firmware, the standards developed in the series will mimic appropriate existing standards. On the other hand, since "dynamic module" is a relatively new product category, the dynamic module standards series will not be bounded by the existing practices where requirements differ. The safety standards as related to dynamic modules are mostly optical power considerations, which is covered by IEC TC 76: Optical radiation safety and laser equipment. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2013. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition: the inclusion of definitions for the wavelength selective switch.

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IEC TR 63072-1:2017(E) which is a Technical Report, provides an introduction to photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and describes a roadmap for the standardization of PIC technology over the next decade.

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IEC 62150-5:2017 specifies test and measurement procedures for the wavelength channel tuning time of tuneable transmitters. It applies to laser transmitters, and to the transmitter portion of transceivers. This procedure examines whether the device or module satisfies the appropriate performance specification. The method described in this document uses optical filters to transfer the transition of the output wavelength to the transition of the optical power. This is because the transient response of the output wavelength before stabilization at steady-state of the target wavelength channel is too fast to measure using a wavelength meter or an optical spectrum analyser. Reference optical filter sets are described in Annex A.

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IEC TR 61282-15:2017 provides guidance for the testing of multi-fibre cable, multimode or single-mode, terminated with plugs described in IEC 61754­7 (all parts) (multiple-fibre push on – MPO). Guidance is provided on the measurement of attenuation, polarity, length and optical return loss. The cabling can be installed in a variety of environments, including residential, commercial, industrial, and data centre premises, and possibly in outside plant environments.
Keywords: attenuation, polarity, length and optical return loss, MPO connectors, multi-fibre cable

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IEC TR 62343-6-10:2017(E) which is a Technical Report, discusses the rationale, conceptual definition, and minimum list of functions for an intermediate controller that delivers a dynamic control signal to multiple dynamic modules. These modules are included in an optical-switch-based network node, according to the upper layer controller of software-defined optical networking.

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IEC 61280-4-4:2017 provides uniform methods of measuring polarization mode dispersion (PMD) of single-mode installed links. An installed link is the optical path between transmitter and receiver, or a portion of that optical path. These measurements can be used to assess the suitability of a given link for high bit rate applications, or to provide insight on the relationships of various related transmission attributes. This document focuses on the measurement methods and requirements for measuring long lengths of installed cabling that can also include other optical elements, such as splices, connectors, amplifiers, chromatic dispersion compensating modules, dense wavelength division multiplexing or multiplexer (DWDM) components, multiplexers, wavelength selective switches, re-configurable optical add drop multiplexer (ROADMS). This document focuses on the apparatus, procedures, and calculations needed to complete measurements. IEC TR 61282-9 explains the theory behind the test methods. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2006. This second edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- theory is removed and replaced with a reference to IEC TR 61282-9;
- a new method, wavelength scanning OTDR and SOP analysis (WSOSA), is added as Annex G;
- a brief description of each method is added to Clause 5;
- Methods E and F are converted to informative Annexes E and F;
- a new Clause (6) on measurement configurations is added;
- a new Clause (7) on measurement considerations is added;
- Clause 10 on procedure is expanded;
- several of the apparatus diagrams are improved;
- several clarifications about what is measured and what is calculated have been made in Annex H.

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IEC TR 62343-6-4:2017(E) which is a Technical Report on reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs), provides a description of the ROADMs in dynamic optical networks and related optical component and module technologies, including wavelength selective switches (WSSs).

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IEC 61291-5-2:2017 applies to optical amplifiers (OAs) and optically amplified, elementary sub-systems for terrestrial applications, using active fibres (optical fibre amplifiers (OFAs)) containing rare-earth dopants, which are commercially available. The black box approach is used in this document. The black box approach is adopted in order to give product specifications which are independent of OA implementation details. For reliability qualification purposes, some information about the internal components is needed; these internal parts are themselves treated as black boxes. This document gives requirements for the evaluation of OA reliability by combining the reliability of such internal black boxes. The object of this document is to specify the minimum list of reliability qualification tests, requirements on failure criteria during testing and on reliability predictions, and give the relevant normative references to establish a standard method for the assessment of the reliability of OFA devices and sub-systems in order to minimize risks and to promote product development and reliability qualification. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2002. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) removal of the contents on the relating quality management system from scope, terms and definitions, and the reliability requirements;
b) moving fit-rate calculation to Annex B (informative);
c) change of requirements for shock test;
d) amendment of abbreviations related to changes a) and b).
The contents of the corrigendum of May 2019 have been included in this copy.

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IEC TR 62343-6-6:2017(E) which is a Technical Report, describes failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) for optical units of dynamic modules. FMEA is one of the effective and useful analysis methods to determine the reliability evaluation test items and conditions that are defined in future reliability qualification documents. In order to estimate the lifetime for a module, there is a typical procedure. The first step is to identify the dominant failure modes. The second step is to determine the acceleration tests according to these failure modes. The third step is to carry out the test. The fourth step is to estimate the acceleration factors. Finally, the fifth step is to calculate the lifetime of the dynamic module. IEC 61300-2 (all parts) defines environment and mechanical tests. This Technical Report describes the dominant failure mode for dynamic modules and relevant tests from IEC 61300­2 (all parts). This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2011. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- addition of the LCOS based and the DLP based wavelength selective switch (WSS);
- addition of the multicast optical switch module (MCOS).

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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

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IEC 62343-3-2:2016 provides a performance specification template for optical channel monitors. The objective of this performance specification template is to provide a framework for the performance specification of the optical channel monitor. Additional specification parameters may be included for detailed product specifications or performance specifications. However, specification parameters specified in this document should not be removed from the detail product specifications or performance specifications. This document outlines the parameters that are used to specify the performance of the optical channel monitor. Keywords: optical channel monitor (OCM)

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IEC 61757-2-2:2016 defines detail specifications for distributed temperature measurement by a fibre optic sensor, also known as fibre optic distributed temperature sensing (DTS). DTS includes the use of Raman scattering, Brillouin scattering and Rayleigh scattering effects. In addition, Raman scattering and Rayleigh scattering based measurements are performed with a single-ended fibre configuration only. Brillouin scattering based measurements are performed with a single-ended fibre or fibre loop configuration. The technique accessible from both sides at same time (e. g. Brillouin optical time domain analysis, BOTDA) is referred to here as a loop configuration. Generic specifications for fibre optic sensors are defined in IEC 61757-1:2012. This part of IEC 61757 specifies the most important DTS performance parameters and defines the procedures for their determination. In addition to the group of performance parameters, a list of additional parameters has been defined to support the definition of the measurement specifications and their associated test procedures. The definitions of these additional parameters are provided for informational purposes and should be included with the sets of performance parameters. A general test setup is defined in which all parameters can be gathered through a set of tests. The specific tests are described within the clause for each measurement parameter. This general test setup is depicted and described in Clause 4 along with a list of general information that should be documented based upon the specific DTS instrument and test setup used to measure these parameters as per IEC 61757-2-2. Annex A provides a blank performance parameter table which should be used to record the performance parameter values for a given DTS instrument and chosen optical test setup configuration. Annex B provides guidelines for optional determination of point defect effects. Keywords: fibre optic distributed temperature sensing (DTS)
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 61757-1:2012

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IEC 62343-3-1:2016 provides a performance specification template for the dynamic channel equalizer (DCE). The object of this performance specification template is to provide a framework for the preparation of detail specifications on the product or performance of dynamic channel equalizers. Additional specification parameters may be included for product specifications or performance specifications. However, specification parameters specified in this standard should not be removed from the product specifications or performance specifications. Technical information regarding dynamic channel equalizers and their applications in DWDM systems is described in IEC TR 62343-6-1. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2010. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition: modification of terms and definitions and references.

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IEC TR 61282-9:2016(E) which is a Technical Report, describes effects and theory of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) and provides guidance on PMD measurements. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2006. This second edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- much of the theory has been condensed - focusing only on content that is needed to explain the test method;
- symbols have been removed, but abbreviations are retained;
- the material in the Clause 5 has been significantly reduced in an effort to avoid repeating what is already in the actual International Standards. Instead, the focus is on explaining the International Standards;
- measurement methods that are not found in International Standards have been removed;
- there are significant corrections to the modulation phase shift method, particularly in regard to the Mueller set technique;
- there are significant corrections to the polarization phase shift method;
- the proof of the GINTY interferometric method is presented. This proof also extends to the Fixed Analyser Cosine transfer technique;
- another Fixed Analyser method is suggested. This is based on the proof of the GINTY method and is called "spectral differentiation method";
- Clause 6 has been renamed "Limitations" and refocused on the limitations of the test methods. This Technical Report is not intended to be an engineering manual;
- the annexes have been removed;
- the bibliography has been much reduced in size;
- the introduction has been expanded to include some information on system impairments. Keywords: polarization mode dispersion (PMD)

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IEC 62343-4-1:2016 describes and provides specifications for a software and hardware interface for the 1 x 9 wavelength selective switch. These switches can be controlled by resident firmware with this interface. This standard addresses the configuration and function to control a WSS. This interface is intended to enable a user or host to retrieve the switch status and/or adjust relevant switch and attenuation settings.

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