20.3 Optical Path

Topic Version2Published04/16/2018
For StandardPRODML v2.0

A fiber installation consists of the description of the optical path and the instrument box. For the simple worked example, consider the following optical path:

Figure 20.3-1 Example optical path.
The PRODML optical path object requires you to declare at the minimum these areas:
  • Unique Identifier for the entire optical path
  • Name
  • Inventory section where all the different segments, connectors, turnarounds, splices and terminators are declared
  • Network section where you specify the connectivity of the components (referencing them in the inventory section)
  • OTDR section where any OTDR is reported (usually the OTDR that was taken at the time of fiber installation)

For the optical path, the worked example is described in the DTS Section; see Section 15.1 Use Case 1: Represent an Optical Fiber Installation .