IEC 61280-2-8:2003 

Fibre optic communication subsystem test procedures - Digital systems - Part 2-8: Determination of low BER using Q-factor measurements


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IEC 61280-2-8:2003 specifies two main methods for the determination of low BER values by making accelerated measurements. These include the variable decision threshold method (Clause 4) and the variable optical threshold method (Clause 5). In addition, a third method, the sinusoidal interference method, is described in Annex B. Key Words: BER values, variable decision threshold method, variable optical threshold method, sinusoidal interference method

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fibre optics

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2003-02-11
Available language(s)English, English/French
TC/SCTC 86/SC 86C - Fibre optic systems and active devicesrss
ICS33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Stability date  2021
File size2262 KB

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