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Probabilistic losses through multiport optical networks for CATV distribution
Author(s): Richard M. Murphy
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Paper Abstract

This paper examines the use of probabilistic techniques for the calculation of through-losses in optical distribution networks for the transmission of Frequency Division Multiplexed (FDM) AM signals for Cable Television (CATV). Application of worst case versus statistical calculations are shown, as well as the benefits of the statistical approach. The paper provides theoretical analysis, a statistical field application, and provides the measurement results of an installed network based on this approach. The field planning calculations are compared to data measured in the deployed network, a system supplying Cable Television service to approximately 4500 subscribers via a branched fiber-optic distribution network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1786, Fiber Networks for Voice, Video, and Multimedia Services, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139283
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Richard M. Murphy, Raynet Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1786:
Fiber Networks for Voice, Video, and Multimedia Services
Aleksander T. Futro; Lynn D. Hutcheson; Howard L. Lemberg, Editor(s)

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