IEC 62149-3:2020 covers the performance specification for electroabsorption (EA) type optical modulators monolithically integrated with laser diodes for 40 Gbit/s fibre optic transmission systems. This document contains a definition of the product performance requirements together with a series of sets of tests and measurements with clearly defined conditions, severities and pass/fail criteria. The tests are intended to be run as an initial design verification to prove any product's ability to satisfy this document's requirements. This document is applicable for on-off keying format. A product that has been shown to meet all the requirements of a performance standard can be declared as compliant with the performance standard but will then be controlled by a quality assurance program. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2014 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: updates of the title, scope, normative references and performance test tables.
The contents of the corrigendum of February 2021 have been included in this copy.