Optical Fiber Systems

Optical Fiber Systems

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Optical fibers provide the ability to use optics instead of metallic media to achieve numerous useful end results. In all cases the fiber requires an optical source and detector and cannot be used alone. As a result, optical fiber applications must always be considered in combination with their required E/O and O/E converters. This chapter looks at modern optical fiber telecommunications systems and the relationships between the source, fiber, and detector.

Chapter Contents:

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 System Signals, Noise and Distortion
  • 7.2.1 Baseband Signals
  • 7.2.2 Performance Objectives
  • 7.2.3 Digital Line Coding
  • 7.2.4 Noise, Distortion, and Nonlinearity
  • Intersymbol Interference (ISI) and Dispersion
  • Optical Source Induced Noise
  • Optical Amplifier Noise
  • Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)
  • Nonlinear Fiber Performance
  • Crosstalk
  • Solitons
  • 7.3 Link Budgets
  • 7.3.1 Analog Video System
  • Analog Link Power Budget
  • Analog Link Bandwidth Budget
  • 7.3.2 Digital Link
  • Digital Link Power Budget
  • Digital Link Rise Time Analysis
  • 7.4 Test and Measurement
  • 7.4.1 Visual Tests
  • 7.4.2 Power/Loss Tests
  • 7.4.3 Dispersion/Spreading Tests
  • 7.4.4 End-to-End Tests

Inspec keywords: optical fibre communication

Other keywords: O-E converters; E-O converters; metallic media; optical detector; optical fiber telecommunications systems; optical source

Subjects: Optical communication

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