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Emerging Standards In Fiber Optic Telecommunications Cable
Author(s): Peter R. Bark; Derek O. Lawrence
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Paper Abstract

The technology of telecommunications via optical cables is reaching a first stage of maturity. One indication of this is the emergence of standards relating to the construction, materials, performance and testing of cables. The purpose of such standards is to provide assistance and guidance to both users and manufacturers in the generation and interpretation of cable specifications. In this paper we have attempted to illustrate with examples the type of standards which are emerging for telecommunications cables. Primarily the standards activities have concentrated on two areas: 1) the construction of cables, and 2) the performance testing of cables. The content of this paper is based primarily on the standards work of two particular groups but can be considered representative of the overall activities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 1980
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0224, Fiber Optics for Communications and Control, (19 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958694
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Peter R. Bark, Siecor Optical Cables, Inc. (United States)
Derek O. Lawrence, Siecor Optical Cables, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0224:
Fiber Optics for Communications and Control
Charles W. Kleekamp, Editor(s)

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