Insertion loss: Are you using the right reference method?

Download this application note for an overview of industry best practices

  • Discover the differences between one-, two- and three-cord references methods
  • Learn about the best practices you can adopt for each method
  • Explore the impact of each method on insertion loss (IL) testing

Say Thanks to the dear user


As network data rates continue to increase at staggering rates, operators are forced to push the limits of fiber optic components, including test instruments. Tight loss budget and short distance links are often encountered and accuracy is no longer a luxury.


As most IL testing inaccuracies occur due to erroneous references, applying the best technique is vital to ensure valid measurements. Make sure you download EXFO’s newest application note, Choosing the right reference method today!


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