The primary purpose of fiber integrity testing — required by Telcordia GR-468-CORE, Issue 2 for all optoelectronics and integrated modules with fiber pigtails — is to ensure the attachment of a fiber pigtail to a package. If a fiber provides a wavelength stabilization function, the effect of fiber integrity tests on that function also needs to be examined.
Fiber integrity testing includes:
A twist test
A side pull test
A cable retention test
Test conditions vary depending on whether the fiber pigtails of the modules being coated are tight-buffered versus loose-buffered or reinforced.
Test Specifications / Standards
(188.8.131.52.1, 184.108.40.206.2 – GR-326-CORE, 220.127.116.11.3)
Oneida Research Service’s fiber integrity equipment is designed so special fixturing is not required for most optical components. Our staff has a history of working in the optoelectronics industry. We are comfortable and experienced with handling and testing components with fiber.