The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 60793-1-48: 2017. This standard pertains to optical fibres, specifically measurement methods and test procedures – Polarization mode dispersion.” This standard is now available on the IEC webstore.
Description: “IEC 60793-1-48: 2017 applies to three methods of measuring polarization mode dispersion (PMD), which are described in Clause 4. It establishes uniform requirements for measuring the PMD of single-mode optical fibre, thereby assisting in the inspection of fibres and cables for commercial purposes.
This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2007. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition: removal of the SOP approach.”
*Description from the IEC Website.