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TCX1000-RDM20 Optical Monitoring Points


The TCX1000-RDM20 contains a number of internal monitor points that provide information about the total optical powers and per-channel powers (spectral information) at different points within the system. You can measure performance at the following ports:

  • Line In and Line Out ports

    You can also measure the total back-reflected power at the Line Out port.

  • OSC 0 In/OSC 0 Out and OSC 1 In/OSC 1 Out ports

You can also connect external instrumentation, for example an optical spectrum analyzer for spectral monitoring to the TCX1000-RDM20 to provide additional information at the following monitor ports:

  • Mon In — provides an optical monitor port after the pre-amplifier

  • Mon Out — provides an optical monitor port after the booster amplifier

In addition, in this release, the OSC 1 port is not used. As such, you can also connect an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) to this port for characterization of the system fiber.