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What is a Non-Reflective Terminator?

Sunday, December 29, 2019
Submitted by ryan.grace on July 8, 2021 - 11:45pm
Problem: 
What is a non-reflective terminator and when it is required during fiber optic testing?
Solution: 
A non-reflective terminator attaches to the end of a fiber and stops light from being reflected back into the fiber towards the testset. It is used when performing a reference measurement for ORL testing or during a single ended ORL measurement . It can also be used for OTDR applications, such as FTTA, to avoid having a large reflectance at the end of the fiber which can be common with an open fiber connection.

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