New IEC 61290-1 Standard Published


The International Electrotechnical Commission has released a new edition of IEC 61290-1. IEC 61290-1:2014 applies to “Optical amplifiers – Test methods – Part 1: Power and gain parameters.” The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC’s website.


“IEC 61290-1:2014 applies to all commercially available optical amplifiers (OAs) and optically amplified subsystems. It applies to OAs using optically pumped fibres (OFAs based on either rare-earth doped fibres or on the Raman effect), semiconductors (SOAs), and waveguides (POWAs). The object of this standard is to establish uniform requirements for accurate and reliable measurements of the following OA parameters, as defined in Clause 3 of IEC 61291-1:2012”

*Description from IEC website

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