Attenuation(Fiber Optics)

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Equation / Last modified by JustinLiller on 2014/09/19 14:22
`"Attenuation(dB)" = `
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[Computer Science | Network | Transmission Loss] Attenuation, specifically in fiber optics, is the reduction in intensity of the light beam due to traveling through a transmission medium. The medium is typically a fiber of silica glass that confines the incident light beam to the inside. Attenuation is an important factor limiting the transmission of a digital signal across large distances. Attenuation is usually measured in dB/km because of the high quality of modern transmission media. 

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  • `I` = Input Intensity
  • `O` = Output Intensity

 

 

 

 

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