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iOLM User Guide


iOLM User Guide
Contents

Certification Information ....................................................................................................... vi

1 Introducing the intelligent Optical Link Mapper ....................................... 1
Principles of Operation ...........................................................................................................5
Exporting Data to Other Formats ............................................................................................5
Performing Multimode Measurements ...................................................................................6
Launch and Receive Fiber ........................................................................................................7
Software Options ....................................................................................................................10
Conventions ..........................................................................................................................11

2 Safety Information ..................................................................................... 13
Laser Safety Information (Units Without a VFL) ....................................................................14
Laser Safety Information (Units With a VFL) ..........................................................................16

3 Getting Started with Your iOLM ................................................................ 17
Main Window .......................................................................................................................17
Status Bar .............................................................................................................................18

4 Preparing your iOLM for a Test ................................................................. 19
Cleaning and Connecting Optical Fibers ...............................................................................19
Installing the EXFO Universal Interface (EUI) .........................................................................21

5 Setting User Preferences ............................................................................ 23
Defining General Settings .....................................................................................................23
Defining Measurement Identification ...................................................................................26
Customizing the File Name ...................................................................................................28
Naming iOLM Files Automatically .........................................................................................33
Customizing the iOLM Report ...............................................................................................37
Customizing the Optical Power Meter ..................................................................................40
Configuring your iOLM .........................................................................................................42

6 Managing Test Configurations .................................................................. 45
Selecting a Test Configuration ..............................................................................................45
Impacts of Test Configurations .............................................................................................48
Creating a Test Configuration ...............................................................................................49
Modifying a Test Configuration ............................................................................................51
Importing or Exporting a Test Configuration ........................................................................81

7 Starting an Acquisition ...............................................................................87
Starting an iOLM Acquisition ................................................................................................87
Starting a Single-Wavelength Acquisition .............................................................................88
Starting a Multiple-Wavelength Acquisition ..........................................................................90
Stopping an Acquisition .......................................................................................................92

8 Understanding Diagnostics ........................................................................93

9 Using the Inline Power Meter (Optional on Some Models) .....................95
Understanding the Inline Power Meter .................................................................................95
Performing a Power Meter Acquisition .................................................................................97
Saving the Power Level .........................................................................................................98
iOLM Acquisition with Power Meter .....................................................................................100

10 Using the OTDR as a Source (Optional on Some Models) .......................103

11 Starting the OTDR Application .................................................................107

12 Managing Results .....................................................................................109
Link View ............................................................................................................................109
Viewing Element and Section Details ..................................................................................121
Managing Elements and Analyzing Links (Optional, iOLM EXpert Mode Only) ...................125
Measurement Information ..................................................................................................134

13 Managing Files ..........................................................................................137
Opening iOLM Files .............................................................................................................137
Saving iOLM Files ................................................................................................................139
Exporting OTDR Bellcore Files .............................................................................................142
Generating a Report ...........................................................................................................145

14 Maintenance ..............................................................................................149
Cleaning EUI Connectors ....................................................................................................149
Recalibrating the Unit .........................................................................................................152
Recycling and Disposal (Applies to European Union Only) ..................................................153

15 Troubleshooting ........................................................................................155
Viewing Online Documentation ..........................................................................................155
Contacting the Technical Support Group ............................................................................156
Viewing Information About the Product .............................................................................157
Transportation ....................................................................................................................158

16 Warranty ................................................................................................... 159
General Information ...........................................................................................................159
Liability ...............................................................................................................................160
Exclusions ...........................................................................................................................161
Certification ........................................................................................................................161
Service and Repairs .............................................................................................................162
EXFO Service Centers Worldwide ........................................................................................163

A Technical Specifications ........................................................................... 165
FTB-720 ..............................................................................................................................165
FTB-720G ............................................................................................................................166
FTB-730 ..............................................................................................................................167
FTB-730G ............................................................................................................................168
FTB-7300E ..........................................................................................................................169
FTB-7400E ..........................................................................................................................170
MAX-715B ..........................................................................................................................171
MAX-720B ..........................................................................................................................172
MAX-730B ..........................................................................................................................173

Index .............................................................................................................. 175