AN-110 Insertion Loss | Return Loss on Short Cables Overview Units using the pulsed (OTDR) method have a specific resolution that has trouble distinguishing pulses less than 2.0m apart. For measuring RL on these cables, one needs to employ a mandrel (single mode only), matching gel, or a matching block to the far end connector […]
AN-109 Verifying Continuity with fiber Overview OPL-MAX has a built in sequence to test continuity for multi-fiber cables. The only requirement is that the user has a multichannel source and a multichannel power meter.
AN-108 Test Procedure for SC-LC Hybrid Cables (OPL-PRO 930) Overview Testing duplex cables with unlike connectors can be both time consuming and messy without the proper procedure. The following test procedure will show how to best test duplex cables with unlike connectors—in this case, LC-SC—as well as having an organized and in-depth test report created through […]
AN-104 MTP-MTP Insertion Loss/Return Loss Testing with OPL-Max Overview There are three methods to measure an MTP-MTP patch cord. The first involves using the large area detector or integrating sphere on the OP930. The second method uses a launch and receive cable and reference insertion loss individually per channel through an OP710 Multichannel Power Meter. […]
You will be utilizing your laptop, your standard MTP cleaner, the test cable you will be testing, stand-alone scope, your MTP to MTP mating adapter, your HPR-MTP reference cable, your OP930 multimode switch unit and your RIN10 power meter.
AN-101 Bar Code Scanning Overview In the fast-paced production lines where fiber optic cables are made, every second saved is a penny earned. In an effort to help reduce production time related to re-typing serial numbers and part numbers, OptoTest has integrated the functionality of a bar code scanner. This application note will briefly describe […]
OptoTest is attending the 2013 European Conference on Optical Communications This year OptoTest will be attending the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) in London at the ICC London ExCeL from 23 – 25 September. The ECOC Exhibition is Europe’s largest and most established annual show within the fibre optic communication technology industry and this […]
OptoTest along with our distributor, Richen will be at booth #1C79 for the 15th annual China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) a world-renowned event, that annually presents the most advanced optoelectronics technologies and innovations. Established in 1999, CIOE now celebrates 15 consecutive years of steady growth, and an exceptionally intimate relationship with the industry and the […]
AN-103 Measuring ILRL Overview Testing hybrid cables poses certain difficulties due to the ends having unlike connector types. Typically hybrid bulkheads/adapters are required (SC-FC, ST-FC, etc.) and many times they solve the problem with minor issues. However, in some circumstances hybrid bulkheads will not suffice. When testing SC-LC cables, such an instance arises. SC-LC bulkheads […]