Communication Networks

Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)

In the previous section we reviewed the basic blocks that make up a fiber optic system. We divided a link vertically into two domains: the processing layers and the physical layer. The function of the physical layer is to convert an electrical signal into an optical signal, transmit the optical signal through the fiber, and convert it back to an electrical signal at the receiver. The performance of a physical layer system can be measured by the signal fidelity at the receiver end, i.e., by comparing the regenerated electrical signal at the receiver to the original electrical signal at the transmitter.


Wavelength Division Multiplex Asynchronous Transfer Mode Optical Line Terminal Passive Optical Network Wavelength Division Multiplex Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Source Photonics, Inc.ChatsworthUSA

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