1     Scope
 2     References
        2.1     Normative references
        2.2     Informative references
 3     Terms and definitions
        3.1     General definitions
        3.2     Mechanical characteristics
        3.3     Mode field characteristics
        3.4     Glass geometry characteristics
        3.5     Chromatic dispersion definitions
        3.6     Other characteristics
                  3.6.3     Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)
 4     Abbreviations and acronyms
 5     Test methods for single-mode fibres
        5.1     Test methods for the mode field diameter
                  5.1.1     Reference test method: The far-field scan
                  5.1.2     First alternative test method: The variable aperture technique
                  5.1.3     Second alternative test method: The near-field scan
                  5.1.4     Third alternative test method: Bidirectional backscatter difference
        5.2     Test methods for the cladding diameter, core concentricity error and cladding non‑circularity
                  5.2.1     Reference test method: The near-field image technique
                  5.2.2     First alternative test method: The refracted near-field technique
                  5.2.3     Second alternative test method: The side-view technique
                  5.2.4     Third alternative test method: The transmitted near-field technique
        5.3     Test methods for the cut-off wavelength
                  5.3.1     Reference test method for the cut-off wavelength (λc) of the primary coated fibre and reference test method for the cut-off wavelength (λcj) of jumper cables: The transmitted power technique
                  5.3.2     Alternative test method for λc: The split-mandrel technique
                  5.3.3     Reference test method for the cut-off wavelength (λcc) of the cabled fibre: The transmitted power technique
                  5.3.4     Alternative test method for the cut-off wavelength (λcc) of the cabled fibre
        5.4     Test methods for the attenuation
                  5.4.1     Reference test method: The cut-back technique
                  5.4.2     First alternative test method: The backscattering technique
                  5.4.3     Second alternative test method: The insertion loss technique
        5.5     Test methods for the chromatic dispersion
                  5.5.1     Reference test method: The phase-shift technique
                  5.5.2     First alternative test method: The interferometric technique
                  5.5.3     Second alternative test method: The pulse delay technique
        5.6     Test methods for prooftesting
                  5.6.1     Reference test method: Longitudinal tension
        5.7     Test methods for polarization mode dispersion
                  5.7.1     Reference test method: The Stokes parameter evaluation technique
                  5.7.2     First alternative test method: State of polarization (SOP) method
                  5.7.3     Second alternative test method: Interferometric method
                  5.7.4     The fixed analyser technique
Appendix I - Methods of cut-off wavelength interpolation
        I.1     Limited negative error method
        I.2     Least squares method
Appendix II - Determination of PMD delay from an interferogram
Appendix III - Non-linear attributes
      III.1     Background
      III.2     Effective area (Aeff)
      III.3     Correction factor k
      III.4     Non-linear coefficient (n2/Aeff)
      III.5     Stimulated Brillouin scattering
                III.5.1     Description of the effect
                III.5.2     SBS threshold estimation for single-mode fibres
      III.6     Other effects
Appendix IV - Test method for measuring chromatic dispersion uniformity  based on the backscattering technique
       IV.1     General
       IV.2     Test apparatus
                 IV.2.1     General considerations (as in
                 IV.2.2     Optical source (as in
                 IV.2.3     Optical coupling system (as in
                 IV.2.4     Branching device (as in
                 IV.2.5     Optical detector (as in
                 IV.2.6     Amplifier (as in
                 IV.2.7     Signal processor (as in
                 IV.2.8     Cladding mode stripper (as in
                 IV.2.9     Reference fibre
       IV.3     Measurement procedure
       IV.4     Presentation of the results
Appendix V -Test methods for effective area (Aeff)
        V.1     The far-field scan (FFS) technique
                  V.1.1     General
                  V.1.2     Test apparatus
                  V.1.3     Measurement procedure
                  V.1.4     Presentation of the results
        V.2     The variable aperture (VA) technique
                  V.2.1     General
                  V.2.2     Test apparatus
                  V.2.3     Measurement procedure
                  V.2.4     Presentation of the results
        V.3     The near-field scan (NFS) technique
                  V.3.1     General
                  V.3.2     Test apparatus
                  V.3.3     Measurement procedure
                  V.3.4     Presentation of the results
Appendix VI - Bibliography