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AN-112 Testing Insertion Loss and Return Loss on Ribbon Fiber Fanouts with OPL-MAX

AN-112 Testing Insertion Loss and Return Loss on Ribbon Fiber Fanouts with OPL-MAX Overview Measuring Insertion Loss and Return Loss on Ribbon Fiber Fanouts, like the MTP® to LC cable shown in figure 1 below, can be a streamlined process when using the right equipment and automation software. For the methods described in this Application Note, […]

Standards Cheat Sheet

OptoTest Standards Cheat Sheet Insertion Loss Measurement Procedures FOTP-171 Being rewritten to define encircled flux as a launch condition requirement on certain measurements Method A:  Single cable reference Method B: Two cable method, with a recommendation to measure multimode cabling in two directions by swapping the ends Method C: Replacement method (golden cable) for hybrid cable […]

Achieving Low Return Loss on LC-PC Cables

Achieving Low Return Loss on LC-PC Cables PC (physical contact) and UPC (ultra-physical contact) Connectors are required to have Return Loss values at 55dB or better, and these optimal Return Loss results are achieved through a refined recipe in the polishing process.  For most single mode connectors, including SC and FC, reaching 55dBRL or better […]

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