Dispersion Penalty Measurements on SMF and NZDSF Fiber
Dispersion in optical fibers is caused by the refractive index of glass being a function of wavelength, which results in the spectral components of a pulse traveling at different group velocities along fiber. In this paper, we report on the results of using an Inphi driver amplifier and receiver to build an 80km fiber link with three different fiber types (SMF and NZDSF fiber). The dispersion penalty was measured for each fiber type, in order to determine if the system has an adequate power budget.
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