Three Goals of Fiber Optic Installation
The three goals of fiber optic installation are:
|• Low Power Loss
||• Low Installation Cost
||• High Reliability
Why Is Low Power Loss Important?
All fiber optic networks consist of series of links. Each of these links is a link between an optoelectronic transmitter and receiver. Optoelectronic means having both an optical and an electronic function. As we know, all electronic devices require minimum signal strength to function properly. Low optical power loss through a link results in delivery of this minimum signal strength to the receiver. Proper installation causes this delivered power to be sufficient for link operation. Successful fiber optic installation provides the information and procedures essential for the installation of low loss cables, connectors, and splices.
How to Achieve Low Installation Cost
Errors during installation can, and usually do, result in increased link power loss, and replacement of cables, connectors, and splices. Successful fiber optic installation provides understanding and procedures that guide the installer both to correct procedures and to minimize installation costs. In addition, successful fiber optic installation provides salvage and rework techniques (Chapter 18) that reduce both initial cost and installed costs.
How to Achieve High Reliability
Subtle errors in installation can reduce the reliability of installed cables, connectors, and splices. These errors may not become evident until years after the installation. Successful fiber optic installation provides the procedures and methods to achieve the highest reliability possible from the installed products.
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