For benchtop microscopes, what types of contamination are they best suited to identify?
Cleanliness can describe both permanent defects (example: cracks) and loose contamination defects (example: dirt, dust, cleaning solvent residues).
Inspection is critical for telecom and datacom applications and some would argue that the most critical place is at the production facility. Industry standards for end-face cleanliness (for example IEC-61300-3-35) have led many manufacturers to prove their compliance with certification records.
For a list of the “necessaries” of inspection equipment, refer to our:
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Answered by AskFOC Technical Team December 5, 2018
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