GR 1209 Testing

Generic Requirements for Passive Optical Components

GR-1209-CORE specifies test requirements to qualify passive optical components. Both singlemode and multimode cables are applicable.

GR-1209-CORE testing covers a wide range of fiber optic components. Splitters, for example, are a common component tested against this document. Splitters can be used in fiber distribution hubs (FDH) or as an independent device to broadcast a signal to multiple ports. GR-1209-CORE better ensures that the splitter provides adequate optical signal to multiple outputs during operation. Splitters installed in a FDH must resist different weather conditions (if installed outdoor) and structural hazards such as GR-1221 Section 6.2.2 Vibration, EIA/TIA-455-14 Module Impact, etc (if installed indoor).

Coupler and WDM Classes

Star Coupler
Tree Coupler
Access Coupler or Tap
Non-Intrusive Tap
Wide Band Coupler, Wavelength Insensitive Coupler, or Broadband Coupler (BBC)
Wavelength-Flattened Coupler
Wavelength-Division-Multiplexer or Demultiplexer (WDM)
Dense Wavelength-Division-Multiplexer or Demultiplexer (DWDM)

Filter Classes

Short-Pass Filter
Long-Pass Filter
Fixed Bandpass Filter
Tunable Bandpass Filter
Bandstop (or Notch) Filter
Gain Flattening Filter

Isolator and Circulator Classes

Polarization-Analyzer Isolators
Walk-Off Isolators
Optical Circulators

Passive Optical Modules

Multiple WDM
Add-Drop Module
Multiple Couplers or Splitters
Daisy-Chained Passive Components

Experior Laboratories has the expertise and experience to conduct all tests required in GR-1209-CORE. Our staff has the experience to properly handle the a complete qualification program or a custom shortened program.

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