Bandwidth Distance Product

Of an optical fiber, under specified launching and cabling conditions, at a specified wavelength, a figure of merit equal to the product of the fiber's length and the 3-dB Bandwidth of the optical signal.

Note 1: The bandwidth•distance product is usually stated in megahertz•kilometer (MHz•km) or gigahertz•kilometer (GHz•km). Note 2: The bandwidth•distance product, which is normalized to 1 km, is a useful figure of merit for predicting the effective Fiber bandwidth for other lengths, and for concatenated fibers. Synonym bandwidth•length product.




Related Terms
Bandwidth,   Bandwidth BW,   Bandwidth Distance Product,   Bandwidth Limited Operation,   Bandwidth Limited Pulses ,   Beam Parameter Product,   Chromatic Bandwidth,   Communicator Bandwidth,   Diameter Divergence Product,   End of Bandwidth,  

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