IL @ 1310 and 1550 similar
If made properly, the cable assembly will test about the same at either 1310 or 1550. 1550 Insertion Loss results are generally better by a few hundredths of a dB, due to, in part, its lower fiber attenuation. It’s normal that Insertion Loss values for a connector be ~0.01 - 0.05 dB better at 1550 than 1310.
READ THE BLOG: Insertion Loss Troubleshooting Tip: Singlemode 1310 vs. 1550
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Category Resource: FOC Test Page
- Glossary, Acronyms, Military Specifications for Connectors: http://bit.ly/2a2EFn8
- Q&A Resource: email technical questions to AskFOC@focenter.com
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