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PDL artefacts from Elliot Scientific help cut bit error rates

Taliescent PPLS ArtefactPolarization Dependent Loss (PDL) is present to a varied extent in nearly every fibre optic component. In itself, PDL can be detrimental to the performance of both fibre optic telecommunications and test & measurement systems, but it can also interact with Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) and lead to increased uncertainty in bit error rates.

PDL is the dominant performance-limiting factor of high speed optical networks with per-channel bit rates of 10 Gb/s or more, so Elliot Scientific offers solutions for simulation and reduction of PDL in fibre optic networks, and solutions for PMD simulation, from globally renowned calibration artefact supplier Taliescent.

For more information on the Taliescent product range, please contact us.

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