Fiber inspection and cleaning kits are used to performing fiber cleaning procedures. Fiber should be cleaned whenever it comes into contact with a possible source of contaminants; common contaminants include water, oil and dust. Fiber is constantly subjected to end-face contamination that disrupts the flow of light and causes network outages and downtime. High connector loss, high reflectance and contaminated transceivers are all symptoms of contaminated fiber. Fiber optic inspection and cleaning is also performed when splicing, certifying and troubleshooting fiber cables to verify the success of these operations.
Optical power meters measure fiber optic signals passed through fiber cable and aid in determining optical power loss. A fiber optical power meter consists of a calibrated sensor, which measures amplifier circuit, and a display unit. The sensor is a semiconductor with Si, Ge or InGaAs technology and the display unit creates a visualization of the optical power and the wavelength of the signal. Optical power measurements are the basis for optical loss testing.
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