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Product testing of free-space optical transceivers
Author(s): Ron Stieger; Edward G. Kaetz
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Paper Abstract

Significant product testing is required to develop a truly "carrier-grade" free-space optical transceiver. In addition to engineering a system with high availability and an appropriate feature set, it is necessary to ensure reliable operation across a wide range of operating conditions, including temperature extremes, inclement weather (e.g. rain, snow, wind), and vibration. It is also important to guarantee consistent performance between units, in order to enable efficient manufacturing processes and improve the customer experience. This paper describes the engineering confidence and design acceptance testing process and results for Terabeam's next-generation access transceiver. These tests include bench performance testing, thermal and other environmental tests, and performance testing at range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4873, Optical Wireless Communications V, (6 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455522
Show Author Affiliations
Ron Stieger, Terabeam Corp. (United States)
Edward G. Kaetz, Terabeam Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4873:
Optical Wireless Communications V
Eric J. Korevaar, Editor(s)

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