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A Comparison Of Loss Measurement Methods With Observed System Loss In Optical LAN Links
Author(s): P. R. Reitz; M. J. Hackert; J. E. Matthews; K. W. Murphy; D. Hanson; M. Hartmann; T. Huegerich; K. Kevern; T . Odderstol
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Paper Abstract

The cost-effective application of optical communications components requires that the product characterization measurements also predict the actual performance of the component in-situ, particularly for fundamental attributes such as attenuation. In this work, attenuation characteristics of individual components by several measurement methods were compared to the observed power reduction (loss) over a range of complexities of a practical LAN link topology for the ANSI X3T9.5 Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI). The results clearly indicate the need to use quasi-steady-state measurement methods for LAN components, even when the total link length is less than 100 meters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0559, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III, (19 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949602
Show Author Affiliations
P. R. Reitz, Corning Glass Works (United States)
M. J. Hackert, Corning Glass Works (United States)
J. E. Matthews, Corning Glass Works (United States)
K. W. Murphy, Corning Glass Works (United States)
D. Hanson, Hewlett Packard (United States)
M. Hartmann, PlessCor Optronics (United States)
T. Huegerich, Siecor Corporation (United States)
K. Kevern, AMP, Inc. (United States)
T . Odderstol, Frequency Control Products (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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