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ARIA Quality

Quality Management System
ARIA Technologies utilizes a quality management system that is based on the ISO 9001 & TL 9000 international standards.

Our product quality assurance process includes:
  • Incoming Inspection
  • Lot Travelers
  • Work Instructions
  • Final Inspection
All ARIA products are rigorously tested to ensure quality.

Every fiber is tested 100% for endface cleanliness, insertion loss (I.L.), and return loss (R.L.).

We perform endface geometry testing to evaluate our polishing process.

Our fiber jumpers are UL tested to Telcordia GR-326 Issue 4 Specifications.
telcordia gr-326 issue 4 core fiber optic
ARIA Technologies Fiber Optic Quality Management System
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Endface Clarity, Insertion and Return Loss Testing
Endface Clarity is the cleanliness and smoothness of the connector endface

Insertion Loss refers to the amount of optical power lost through a jumper

Return Loss refers to the optical power reflected at the connector toward the source
Endface Geometry Testing
Radius of curvature is the roundness of the ferrule’s endface
Fiber height is the height or depth that the fiber core protrudes or undercuts the ferrule endface
Apex offset is the distance between the highest point of the polished ferrule’s endface and the fiber’s axis
Testing Requirements
Endface Clarity
No scratches, pits, dirt, or oil at 400x magnification
Insertion Loss (dB)
0.20 Maximum, <0.15 Typical
Return Loss (dB)
<-55 (UPC Connectors), <-65 (APC)
Radius of Curvature (mm)
7 to 25 (UPC and MM Connectors), 5 to 12 (APC)
Apex Offset (µm)