Precision measurements on optical fibers

As the optical fiber industry matures, the precision and accuracy of measurements improve to further reduce cost and enhance performance. The divestiture of AT&T has resulted in a multivendor marketplace that must rely on common measurement techniques to ensure product compatibility. Such a set of voluntary standards has been a goal of the Telecommunication Industries Association (TIA). Their standards provide a system of documentation to efficiently procure fiber and other lightwave components.

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