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Evaluation of Gb/s laser based fibre LAN links: Review of the Gigabit Ethernet model

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The theoretical model used by Gigabit Ethernet to develop the optical physical layer specifications is presented. The model calculates the penalties associated with using laser based transceivers on both multimode and singlemode fibre Gb/s links. Experimental verification of the model's predictions is also presented along with discussion on the use of the model to predict link performance. The model is generic to laser based fibre LAN links but specific details and examples relevant to Gigabit Ethernet are discussed.

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Nowell, M.C., Cunningham, D.G., Hanson, D.C.(. et al. Evaluation of Gb/s laser based fibre LAN links: Review of the Gigabit Ethernet model. Optical and Quantum Electronics 32, 169–192 (2000).

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