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System Design Methodology For Guided Optical Communication Links
Author(s): F. Ray McDevitt
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Paper Abstract

Guided Optical Cable System design methodology is developed by considering the application criteria and the interactive process of performing system-level conceptual design trades. The design impact of user performance requirements and other user considerations are identified, and practical examples of user evaluation criteria are presented. The cyclic process of interacting component hardware capabilities with system-level design implementations is presented by defining the interaction of spatial and electronic multi-plexing, frequency-division multiplexing and time-division multiplexing, and baseband analog and digital modulation base trades. Optical link budgets for these implementation concepts are presented to show the effects of source power, source line width, optical cable losses and dispersions, and receiver sensitivities. The paper is concluded with an example that shows the use of guided optical communications systems is best optimized when inherent characteristics are exploited by the conceptual designer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 1975
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0063, Guided Optical Communications, (6 November 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954469
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F. Ray McDevitt, Harris Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0063:
Guided Optical Communications
Frank L. Thiel, Editor(s)

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