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Unformatted text preview: - Signaling at frequencies up to
500 mhz up to about a kilometer distance. Optical Fiber - multimode, 50 microns, or
single mode, 8-10 microns.
Current practical limit is 10 Gb/second, if
need electrical/optical/electrical conversion.
> 50,000 Gb/second could be achieved, but too
fast for electronic processing.
Light signals described in terms of wavelengths,
ë = c/f,
where c is the speed of light, 3*108
Wavelength bands - centered at 0.85, 1.3, and 1.55
1.3 and 1.55 micron bands: attenuation - 0.2 dB per...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2014 for the course EE 362 taught by Professor Laporta during the Fall '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Fall '08