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Systems Issues In Terrestrial Fiber Optic Link Reliability
Author(s): James L. Spencer; Barry R. Lewin; T. Frank S. Lee
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews fiber optic system reliability issues from three different viewpoints - availability, operating environment, and evolving technologies. Present availability objectives for interoffice links and for the distribution loop must be re-examined for applications such as the Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), and analog services. The hostile operating environments of emerging applications (such as FTTH) must be carefully considered in system design as well as reliability assessments. Finally, evolving technologies might require the development of new reliability testing strategies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1174, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments III, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963236
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James L. Spencer, Bellcore, Fiber Optic Electronics District (United States)
Barry R. Lewin, Bellcore, Fiber Optic Electronics District (United States)
T. Frank S. Lee, Bellcore, Fiber Optic Electronics District (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1174:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments III
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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