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ASKFOC_web2-QUESTION:  We are seeing some failures on the total co-planarity and fiber line on some of our MT interometric test. Some in the industry have commented these items are not included in the standard and they even don´t know what do they mean. Could you please provide your comments on this?

ANSWER:  There are two types of IEC standards for MT/MPO measurements using interferometry.  The first is the “Measurement Standard” and its primary purpose is to try and ensure that different instruments yield the same measurement results.   The second is “Performance or Interface Standards” which relate to specific connector styles or groups.  Our blog, Navigating IEC standards for MT/MPO measurements using interferometry, covers this topic with more details and can be found at bit.ly/1U2l9Y1.


SM6AskFOCIcon  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team March 8, 2016


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