TIA publishes new fiber optic test procedure

Aug. 30, 2001--The Telecommunications Industry Association has published a new standard, FOTP-132, "Measurement of the Effective Area of Single-Mode Optical Fiber."

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has published a new standard, (Fiber Optic Test Procedure) FOTP-132, "Measurement of the Effective Area of Single-Mode Optical Fiber," TIA/EIA-455-132A.

The document is a revision of TIA/EIA-455-132. FOTP-132 is intended to document the methods for measuring the effective area (Aeff) of single-mode fiber. It defines three methods of measuring Aeff. Information common to all the methods is found in the body of this document. Information specific to each method is found in a normative annex. The three methods are: direct far-field (DFF), variable aperture in the far-field (VAMFF) and near-field (NF).

TIA/EIA-455-132A was created by TIA FO-6.6 Subcommittee on Fibers and Materials.

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