Why is it important to measure Insertion Loss and Return Loss?
It’s quite simple: Your customers demand it. Your customers need to know that you’ve tested every fiber optic jumper and cable and have acquired accurate IL/RL measurements that meet their specs.
Why is this important to them? Systems won’t work if inadequate power reaches the receiver at the far end of the path. (The receiver could be a data center, metro link within a city, or undersea communication system.)
When you test IL/RL, you are measuring the physical power characteristics of the cable – but not how well the cable transmits data.
READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: How to Accurately Measure IL/RL
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Answered by AskFOC Technical Team September 7, 2018
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