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Reliability considerations for fiber optic systems in telecommunications
Author(s): Douglas S. Shelton
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Paper Abstract

Emerging services will need extensive fiber optic systems in interoffice and loop applications. New systems are being designed to meet these needs. Advances in technologies enable very high speed (several gigibits/second) transport systems in interoffice applications and in loop applications. This paper will overview fiber system failure data from field analysis discuss two new reliability considerations and highlight new reliability challenges facing Fiber-In-The-Loop (FITL).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24677
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Douglas S. Shelton, Bell Communications Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1366:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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