Optical Shuffle Polarity Testing

Optical Shuffle Testing with OP415 Polarity Analyzer How do you Find Flaws in Optical Systems with Multiple Signal Pathways? As the demand for more information in smaller form factors increases, optical shuffles emerge as a method for maximizing the efficiency of an optical network. Their ability to route signals in many different directions increases the complexity […]

AN-141 Bidirectional Multifiber Insertion and Return Loss Testing Using OP940 and OP721

AN-141 Bidirectional Multifiber Insertion and Return Loss Testing Using OP940 and OP721 Overview With 100G Ethernet and beyond quickly becoming the standard for the fiber optics communication industry, many cable manufacturers want to be able to test multifiber cables with relative speed and ease. Using an OP940 and OP721 with OPL-MAX, an operator can test […]

Troubleshooting

If, in the course of testing, an OptoTest unit begins to experience issues, please consult the below table for basic troubleshooting help. If after consulting the table the unit is still having issues, please contact OptoTest for further assistance. Problem Possible Cause Solution Unstable measurements Dirt and damage on endfaces Inspect all endfaces including any […]

TIA torn on OM5 connector color

The standardization of wide band multimode fiber leads to allocating a color designation similar to the OM2 orange or OM3/OM4 aqua.  The widely accepted color within the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has been lime green for the OM5 cable jacketing.  However, it has been proposed that the connector for OM5 cabling should also be lime […]