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Fiber Optics Testing


1500 meters , Single Mode

Pigtail Installed fiber optics Pigtail

Connector Connector
A Fusion Splicing Fusion Splicing B

What required to be tested ?


Fiber Loss from point A to point B so as to
stimulate to actual fiber optic link connection
by end-user both in SM (1310nm & 1550nm)
and MM (850nm & 1300nm).

Fiber Optics Testing


1500 meters , Single Mode

Pigtail Installed fiber optics Pigtail

Connector Connector
Fusion Splicing Fusion Splicing

What parameters to be tested ?


A. dB loss for installed fiber optics cable
B. Splicing loss
C. Connector Loss
D. Patchcord Loss

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Fiber Optics Testing

Why proper testing of installed fiber optics matters ?

A increases the system’s longevity

B minimizes system downtime

C reduces maintenance needs

D supports system upgrades

E supports system reconfiguration

Calculated Allowable Fiber Link Loss

1500 meters , Single Mode


Pigtail Pigtail

Fusion Splicing Fusion Splicing


Allowable Link Loss = Fiber Cable Loss + Splicing Loss + Connector Loss

Fiber Loss (db/km) x Fiber Length (km)

No. of splicings x Splicing Loss

No. of connectors x Conector loss

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Calculated Allowable Fiber Link Loss


1500 meters , Single Mode
Pigtail Pigtail

Fusion Splicing Fusion Splicing

Allowable Link Loss (1310nm) = Fiber Cable Loss + Splicing Loss + Connector Loss

= + +

= + +(

Calculated Allowable Fiber Link Loss


1500 meters , Single Mode
Pigtail Pigtail

Fusion Splicing Fusion Splicing

Allowable Link Loss (1510nm) = Fiber Cable Loss + Splicing Loss + Connector Loss

= + +

= + +(

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Calculated Allowable Fiber Link Loss


6000 meters , Single Mode
Pigtail Pigtail
2000 m 2000 m 2000 m

Fusion Splicing Fusion Splicing

Allowable Link Loss (1310nm) = Fiber Cable Loss + Splicing Loss + Connector Loss

= + +

= + +(

Calculated Allowable Fiber Link Loss


6000 meters , Single Mode
Pigtail Pigtail
2000 m 2000 m 2000 m

Fusion Splicing Fusion Splicing

Allowable Link Loss (1550nm) = Fiber Cable Loss + Splicing Loss + Connector Loss

= + +

= + +(

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Power Meter & Light Source Loss


Measurement
1500 meters , Single Mode

Power Meter & Light Source Loss


Measurement
1500 meters , Single Mode 1310nm

Fiber Core 1 2 3 4
Output dBm -9.85 -10.80 -9.65 -9.98
Input dBm -8.50 -8.50 -8.50 -8.50
Loss dB -1.35 -2.30 -1.15 -1.48

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Comparison Calculated vs Measured Values


1500 meters , Single Mode 1310 nm

Fiber Core 1 2 3 4
Output dBm -9.85 -10.80 -9.65 -9.98
Input dBm -8.50 -8.50 -8.50 -8.50
Loss dB -1.35 -2.30 -1.15 -1.48
< 30% < 30%

Power Meter & Light Source Loss


Measurement
1500 meters , Single Mode 1550nm

Fiber Core 1 2 3 4
Output dBm -11.48 -12.05 -11.55 -11.70
Input dBm -9.50 -9.50 -9.50 -9.50
Loss dB -1.98 -2.55 -2.05 -2.20

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Comparison Calculated vs Measured Values


1500 meters , Single Mode 1550 nm

Fiber Core 1 2 3 4
Output dBm -11.48 -12.05 -11.55 -11.70
Input dBm -9.50 -9.50 -9.50 -9.50
Loss dB -1.98 -2.55 -2.05 -2.20
< 30% < 30%