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Fiber optic link performance in the presence of reflection-induced intensity noise
Author(s): Jerry K. Radcliffe
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Paper Abstract

A model is developed and experimentally verified that allows the accurate prediction of the Bit Error Rate performance of a fiber optic link in the presence of a large number of noise sources. The model may be used as a guide for stress testing of a low Bit Error Rate link to reveal the characteristics of the noises with a much reduced test time compared to previous methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47687
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Jerry K. Radcliffe, IBM Corp. (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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