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TIA issues call for interest on fiber optic project

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.12 Engineering Committee on Optical Fibers and Cables has issued a call for interest for document TIA-455-192 initially titled "H-Parameter Test Method for Polarization-Maintaining Optical...


June 20, 2013  


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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.12 Engineering Committee on Optical Fibers and Cables has issued a call for interest for document TIA-455-192 initially titled “H-Parameter Test Method for Polarization-Maintaining Optical Fiber”.

The TR-42.12 standardization project specifies a method of measuring the h-parameter of single mode, highly linearly birefringent optical fiber (commonly called polarization-maintaining fibers).

In the case of fibers having connectors attached to one or both ends, or for two or more such fibers joined in series, the polarization crosstalk is a more meaningful measure of performance than the h-parameter, a TIA press release stated. The test method for measuring polarization crosstalk is the subject of FOTP-193.”

The stakeholders may include, but are not limited to telecommunications companies, optical fiber Manufacturers, developers and users.

TIA said it is actively seeking participation in these projects from the user and general interest communities.

To inquire about participating contact the TIA Technology & Standards Department at (703) 907-7000 or via e-mail at standards@tiaonline.org.

Further information is also available at www.tiaonline.org.