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Optical Fiber System Transmission Considerations
Author(s): T. A. Eppes; J. E. Goell
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Paper Abstract

Progress in optical fiber technology has been rapid in recent years and usage is now expected to grow rapidly. The design of a fiber optic system requires that all component specifications be consistent with those of the overall system. This paper describes many of these specifications and some of the trade-offs inherent in the technology today. The components of most importance are the optical cable, optical connectors, and electro-optic modems. Such specifications as cable attenuation/dispersion, connector loss, modem outputs and input sensitivities, and various environmental factors are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1977
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0122, Advances in Laser Engineering I, (20 October 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955790
Show Author Affiliations
T. A. Eppes, ITT (United States)
J. E. Goell, ITT (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0122:
Advances in Laser Engineering I
Malcolm L. Stitch; Eric J. Woodbury, Editor(s)

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