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, […]
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 […]
AN-140 SRL Testing for APC Terminated Cables using the OP940 Front Panel Overview The OP940 was designed as an upgrade to the existing OP930 product line. One of the many additional features is the ability to reference to an angle polished connector through the front panel of the unit. The new feature works by searching for […]
Introducing OptoTest’s OP940, an advanced Insertion and Return Loss meter with usability and customization in mind. With a brand-new color LCD screen and redesigned user interface, the OP940 was designed to improve the customer’s experience without sacrificing any of the quality that OptoTest has become known for.
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 […]
OptoTest is exhibiting at OFC in San Francisco, California from March 9-13, 2014 Come visit us at Booth #3344 in the South Hall of Moscone Center in San Fransciso, California for hands on demonstrations with the leader in MTP/MPO Insertion and Return Loss Testing. And don’t forget to sign up for our Hands-On Short Course, […]
AN-132 SAVer Cable Short Instructions Overview The SAVer cables are designed to ‘save’ the instrument front panel from dirt, scratches and potentially expensive repairs and downtime. When the SAVer cable is used with the high quality mating adapter, MAAD-FC, your front panels will stay clean without adding loss. The SAVer cable can be repolished or replaced quickly and […]
AN-125 Bend-Insensitive Multimode Fiber (BIMMF) Overview It is no secret that when standard optical fiber is bent, twisted, or otherwise contorted, it will exhibit increased loss. Until recently it was an accepted fact that in certain situations, such as in patch panels, cabinets, enclosures, and other places where space is limited or sharp corners or […]