The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), which develops standards for the information and communications technology industry, has released a new document, TIA-455-231 FOTP-231 IEC 61315 – Calibration of Fibre-Optic Power Meters.
TIA-455-231specifies requirements for this international standard which is applicable to instruments measuring radiant power emitted from sources which are typical for the fibre-optic communications industry. These sources include laser diodes, light emitting diodes (LEDs) and fibre-type sources. The radiation may be divergent or collimated. It also describes the calibration of power meters to be performed by calibration laboratories or by power meter manufacturers.
TIA-455-231was formulated under the cognizance of the TIA TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems, TR-42.13 Passive Optical Devices and Fiber Optic Metrology subcommittee.
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TIA actively seeks participation in these projects from the user and general interest communities.
TIA-455-231and all TIA standards may be purchased at http://global.ihs.com.