HFAN-02.2.0: Extinction Ratio and Power Penalty

Abstract: Extinction ratio is an important parameter included in the specifications of most fiber-optic transceivers. The purpose of this application note is to show how the optical extinction ratio is defined and to demonstrate how variations in extinction ratio affect the performance of digital optical communication systems.

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