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Measurements for Enhanced Bandwidth Performance Over 62.5 υm Multimode Fiber in Short-Wavelength Local Area Networks

Published

Author(s)

John B. Schlager, M. J. Hackert, P. Pepeljugoski, J. Gwinn

Abstract

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) FO-2.2.1 Working Group on the Modal Dependence of Bandwidth has conducted industry wide inter-laboratory comparisons on measurements aimed at improving the bandwidth performance of short-wavelength, laser-based, multimode-fiber local area networks (LANs). Measurements of both transceiver 'encircled flux' and fiber 'restricted-mode-launch bandwidth' can together successfully predict an enhanced system performance provided the proper limiting criteria are selected. System performance is determined by a measurement of 'effective bandwidth' and/or inter-symbol interference. Recommendations for source and fiber selection criteria come from a risk analysis of an extensive multi-laboratory comparison involving 95 fibers and 69 laser transceivers. For this paper, 'enhanced system performance' is defined as a performance that allows operation at a data rate of at least one gigabit-per-second data rate operation over a 500 meter length of 62.5/125 υm graded-index glass fiber.
Citation
Journal of Lightwave Technology
Volume
21
Issue
5

Keywords

local area networks, multimode fiber, standards measurements

Citation

Schlager, J. , Hackert, M. , Pepeljugoski, P. and Gwinn, J. (2003), Measurements for Enhanced Bandwidth Performance Over 62.5 υm Multimode Fiber in Short-Wavelength Local Area Networks, Journal of Lightwave Technology (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created April 30, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021