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Testing of fibers in an existing network for high-speed system (10 Gb/s or greater) compatibility
Author(s): Kellie Brown; Xiaoyi Bao; John Cameron; Liang Chen; John D. Stears; Wayne Hickey; Roger Cormier
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Paper Abstract

With OC-192 communications systems now being commercially available and higher bit rate systems in development, prudent telecommunications network administrators are testing their installed fiber to determine if it can be successfully used at 10 Gb/s and higher. Together with NBTe1, we have tested various installed fibers and cables for their losses at wavelengths of 1244, 1310, 1550 and 1625 nm, as well as for strain and polarization mode dispersion (PMD). Aging effects on different fiber types have been studied. Experimental data has been analyzed to determine the relationships, if any, between loss, strain, weather, fiber age, fiber type and PMD. The suitability of these fibers for high speed systems has been analyzed. Some of the results of this analysis are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406399
Show Author Affiliations
Kellie Brown, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)
Xiaoyi Bao, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)
John Cameron, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)
Liang Chen, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)
John D. Stears, NBTel (Canada)
Wayne Hickey, NBTel (Canada)
Roger Cormier, NBTel (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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