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Chromatic Dispersion Measurements and Related System Power Penalties
Author(s): Sudhesh M. Mysore; Paul Pedersen; Joseph R. Cleveland
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Paper Abstract

Dispersion power penalties arising from chromatic dispersion and mode partition noise are discussed. Using chromatic dispersion measurements made on fifty 30 km spans in a MCI fiber-optic system, maximum repeater spacings for a hypothetical 565 Mb/s system (using conventional fibers and lasers at 1300 nm) and a 1.6 Gb/s system (using conventional fibers and DFB lasers at 1550 nm) are calculated. For the DFB laser, power penalties due to chirping, existence of a side mode, and mode partition noise are calculated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0559, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III, (19 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949588
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Sudhesh M. Mysore, MCI Telecommunications Corporation (United States)
Paul Pedersen, MCI Telecommunications Corporation (United States)
Joseph R. Cleveland, MCI Telecommunications Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0559:
Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III
Robert L. Galawa, Editor(s)

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