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Jitter Characterization Of MCI's Fiber Optic Network
Author(s): Eduardo Paz; Mike Hitch; Toon Tapjan
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Paper Abstract

Jitter characterization for a portion of MCI's fiber optic network has been completed. Measurements were made to determine how many 405 Mb/s lightwave terminating equipment (LTE) can be cascaded before jitter accumulation would adversely affect the system performance. Parameters examined were maximum tolerable input jitter, intrinsic jitter, and jitter transfer function. Results demonstrate that jitter accumulates proportional to N.49, where N is the number of cascaded LTE sections. This implies that up to 1183 sections could be cascaded before jitter would become a problem in the system's performance. The results also show that MCI's system is operating within the jitter design objectives recognized by the telecommunications industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0715, Fiber Telecommunications and Computer Networks, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937407
Show Author Affiliations
Eduardo Paz, MCI Telecommunications Corporation (United States)
Mike Hitch, MCI Telecommunications Corporation (United States)
Toon Tapjan, MCI Telecommunications Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0715:
Fiber Telecommunications and Computer Networks
John D. Chipman; Virginia A. Ormiston, Editor(s)

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