Dispersion, if not properly tested and managed, can have very serious impacts on system performance ranging from sporadic errors to systematic failures.
This advanced webinar will discuss key concepts related to dispersion (e.g., chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion or PMD, material dispersion, differential group delay and birefringence), as well as the thresholds for optimal network operation. In addition, it will examine the main criteria used to determine whether dispersion testing should be performed on a link, and review the typical network types in which dispersion should be tested—both in terms of distances and data rates. The webinar will conclude with a case study on dispersion testing. Although no prior knowledge about dispersion is needed to view this webinar, please note that the focus will be on more advanced topics.