Multimode test standard compliance

What it does

Our LED sources / loss test sets are Encircled Flux compliant. This applies to equipment produced since 2007.

This means they have a defined modal fill, to achieve consistent loss measurement between different items of test equipment.

Our LED source beam profile meets :

  • IEC 61280-4-1 Ed 3 Encircled Flux standards, at 850 nm into 50 u core fiber.
  • IEC 61300-1 Ed 3 "Equilibrium Modal Distribution" or "CPR or Coupled Power Ratio": Coupled Power Ratio Category 1 for 850 / 1300 nm, and 50 and 62.5u core fiber.

Kingfisher encircled flux compliance certificate

Standards compliant test methods

User benefits

Improves test consistency.

Simplifies loss testing, since special test leads are not required.

Avoids purchase, maintenance & management of expensive EF compliant test reference leads.

In field use, we found that with Kingfisher EF compliant LED sources, multimode test uncertainty is typically limited by randomly changing the test leads. If mandrels are also used, variability can be further improved. Expected test uncertainty is explored in further detail in Application Note.

The role of mandrel wraps

It is often wrongly assumed that a mandrel wrap can be used to create an EMD, CPR or EF modal condition. With modern multimode fiber, it does no such thing.

What a mandrel does do, is to strip off unstable edge modes, and so generally improve measurement consistency.

Kingfisher provides a pair of TIA-568-C.0 compliant mandrels with every LED source, for 50 u and 62.5 u core fiber. See brochure of mandrels for more detail.

Standards Compliant Mandrel Wrap

FOTP-50 Method A

Standards Compliant Multimode Fiber Mandrels

Multimode Test Standards Compliant Instruments

Optical Fiber Source KI 9800A Series

A simple shirt-pocket size test source, with options for all networks

Details
Products
Part Number
Description
Suited for
1310-1550 nm Laser
Suited for
1310-1550 nm Laser APC
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED
Suited for
660 nm LED
Suited for
1310, 1490, 1550 nm Laser
Suited for
1310-1490-1550 nm Laser APC
Suited for
1310-1550-1625 nm Laser APC
Suited for
1310-1625 nm Laser APC
Suited for
1310 nm Laser
Suited for
635 nm VFL Laser
Suited for
650 nm VFL Laser
Suited for
850 nm VCSEL
Suited for

Handheld Source KI 2400 & 2800 Series

  • Versatile productivity source
  • Options for SM, MM, POF etc
  • SM + MM quad up to 6 λ
  • Superior stability options
  • Unique VisiTester VFL
Details
Products
Part Number
Description
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED, 1310-1550 nm Laser
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED, 1310-1550 nm Laser APC
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED, 1310-1550 nm Laser VisiTester
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED, 1310-1550 nm Laser VisiTester APC
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED VisiTester, 1310-1550 nm Laser VisiTester
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED, 1310-1550-1625 nm Laser APC
Suited for
1310-1550 nm Ultra Stable, Edge Emitting LED
Suited for
1310-1550 nm Ultra Stable Laser
Suited for
1310-1550 nm Laser
Suited for
1310-1550 nm Laser VisiTester
Suited for
1310-1550 nm High Power +5dBm Laser
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED VisiTester
Suited for
1310-1550-1625 nm Ultra Stable Laser APC
Suited for
1310-1550-1625 nm Laser APC
Suited for
1310-1550-1625 nm Laser VisiTester APC
Suited for
1310-1490-1550-1625 nm Laser APC
Suited for
1310-1490-1550 nm Laser VisiTester APC
Suited for
470-520-660 nm LED for POF/PCS
Suited for
MPO-12 Visual Cable Verifier Source
Suited for
MPO-24 Visual Cable Verifier Source
Suited for
MPO-32 Visual Cable Verifier Source
Suited for
MPO-72 Visual Cable Verifier Source
Suited for

Two-Way Loss / Length / ORL Test Set KI 23400 Series

  • Bi-directional loss, length & ORL on one fiber
  • Fastest & most accurate fiber certifier
  • Zero warm-up time sources to 6 λ
  • Pass / fail display
  • Introductory video clip
Details
Products
Part Number
Description
Suited for
ORL Length, 850-1300 nm APC, 1310-1550 nm APC, InGaAs
Suited for
ORL Length VisiTester, 850-1300 nm APC, 50 um, InGaAs
Suited for
ORL Length VisiTester, 850-1300 nm APC, 62.5u, InGaAs
Suited for
ORL Length VisiTester, 1310-1550 nm U/S, InGaAs
Suited for
ORL Length VFL,1310-1550 nm U/S InGaAs, APC
Suited for
ORL Length VFL,1310-1490-1550 nm U/S APC, InGaAs
Suited for
ORL Length VFL,1310-1550-1625 nm U/S APC, InGaAs
Suited for
ORL Length VFL,1310-1490-1550-1625 nm U/S APC, InGaAs
Suited for

Two-Way Loss / Length Test Set KI 27400 Series

  • Bi-directional loss & length on one fiber
  • Fastest fiber certifier
  • Pass / fail display
  • Up to 6 λ
  • Introductory video clip
Details
Products
Part Number
Description
Suited for
850-1300 nm, 1310-1550 nm, InGaAs
Suited for
850-1300 nm, 1310-1550 nm APC, InGaAs
Suited for
Length VisiTester, 850-1300 nm, 1310-1550 nm, InGaAs
Suited for
Length VisiTester, 850-1300 nm, 1310-1550 nm APC, InGaAs
Suited for
Length, 850-1300 nm, 1310-1490-1550-1625 nm Laser APC, InGaAs
Suited for
Length VisiTester, 850-1300 nm, InGaAs
Suited for
Length VisiTester, 1310-1550 nm, InGaAs
Suited for
Length VisiTester, 1310-1550 nm, InGaAs, APC
Suited for
1310-1550-1625 nm APC, InGaAs
Suited for
Length VisiTester, 1310-1550-1625 nm APC, InGaAs
Suited for
Length VFL,1310-1490-1550-1625 nm Laser APC, InGaAs
Suited for

Loss Test Set KI 2700 Series

  • Single-directional loss on one fiber
  • Versatile Optical Loss Test Set
  • MPO, CS, POF versions
  • Up to 6 λ sources
Details
Products
Part Number
Description
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED, 1310-1550 nm Laser, InGaAs
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED, 1310-1550 nm Laser APC, InGaAs
Suited for
850-1300 LED, 1310-1550 Laser VisiTester, InGaAs
Suited for
850-1300 LED, 1310-1550 Laser VisiTester APC, InGaAs
Suited for
850-1300 LED VisiTester, 1310-1550 Laser VisiTester, InGaAs
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED, InGaAs
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED VisiTester, InGaAs
Suited for
850-1300 nm LED, 650 nm InGaAs
Suited for
1310-1550 nm Laser, InGaAs
Suited for
1310-1550 nm Laser VisiTester, InGaAs
Suited for
1310-1490-1550 nm Laser APC, InGaAs
Suited for
1310-1550-1625 nm Laser APC, InGaAs
Suited for
1310-1550-1625 nm Laser VisiTester APC, InGaAs
Suited for
1310-1490-1550-1625 nm Laser APC, InGaAs
Suited for
1310-1490-1550 nm Laser VisiTester APC, InGaAs
Suited for
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