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Fiber optic testing laboratory
Author(s): Oscar Gualdron Gonzalez; Maria del Carmen Lasprilla Alvarez; Yezid Torres
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Paper Abstract

The TIA and the EIA have developed a set of standardized test procedures for optical loss of fiber, cables, connectors and splices under many varying environmental conditions called FOTPs. We have implemented the experimental setup corresponding to four of these FOTPs. The firs test allows to measure the change in optical transmittance for devices used in optical fiber systems, between an initial condition and a new condition induced by exposure of the device to physical or environmental changes. The second test determines the quality of the ends for both, bare and connectorized fiber using an interferometric microscope. The third one measures the cutoff wavelength for single-mode fibers. Finally, the capacity of a fiber cable to resist simultaneously torsion and traction are determined measuring the changes in optical transmittance when the cable is properly installed in a special tower. This work is considered as the first step towards the settlement of a regional center for fiber optic testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4419, 4th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 7th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (14 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.437075
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Oscar Gualdron Gonzalez, Univ. Industrial de Santander (Colombia)
Maria del Carmen Lasprilla Alvarez, Univ. Industrial de Santander (Colombia)
Yezid Torres, Univ. Industrial de Santander (Colombia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4419:
4th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 7th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications

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