The many advantages of fiber optics for telecommunications--including large bandwidth, long repeater spacing, small diameter cable, and absence of interference--have been widely discussed in the literature. However, in addition to these advantages, there are a number of ways in which lightwave systems differ from metallic systems--including lower efficiency transmitters, highly effective noise temperature receivers, wider bandwidth but with a more abrupt and less precisely controlled cutoff, and absence of DC transmission capability. The purpose of this paper is to indicate how these differences may affect the design and application of lightwave systems.

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    • Proceedings of the National Telecommunications Conference NTC '77, Conference Record, Los Angeles, California, December 5-7, 1977. Volume 1, Paper 06.3.1-06.3.3.
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  • Authors:
    • Jacobs, I
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00188089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: n 77CH1292-2 CSCB Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM