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Laser and LED Safety Guidelines for TX Matrix Plus Routers and Line-Card Chassis


General Laser Safety Guidelines

When working around components that contain lasers, observe the following safety guidelines to prevent eye injury:

  • Do not look into unterminated ports or at fibers that connect to unknown sources.

  • Do not examine unterminated optical ports with optical instruments.

  • Avoid direct exposure to the beam.


    Unterminated optical connectors can emit invisible laser radiation. The lens in the human eye focuses all the laser power on the retina, so focusing the eye directly on a laser source—even a low-power laser—could permanently damage the eye.

Laser Safety Standards for TX Matrix Plus Routers and Line-Card Chassis

TXP-F13 SIBs, TXP-F13-3D SIBs, TXP-LCC-3D SIBs,and TXP-T1600 SIBs are equipped with laser transmitters, which are considered Class 1M Laser Products.

The TX Matrix Plus router and line-card chassis are classified by the following laser safety standards: Class 1M laser product (IEC 60825-1 2001–01).

The maximum output is less than 10 mW when measured through a 3.5-mm aperture located at a distance of 100 mm and the wavelength is 850 nm from fiber-optic array switching plane ports.