ITU-T Rec. Series G Supplement 39 (02/2006) Optical system design and engineering considerations

  • Published 2006


This Supplement provides information on the background and methodologies used in the development of optical interface Recommendations such as ITU-T Recs G.957, G.691, and G.959.1. This revision: clarifies BER measurements for FEC enabled systems; clarifies the mode partition noise penalty equation in; incorporates information on the statistics of the attenuation of installed links; adds guidance on best practices for Raman amplified systems to clause 14; makes other miscellaneous corrections. FOREWORD The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency in the field of telecommunications. The ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) is a permanent organ of ITU. ITU-T is responsible for studying technical, operating and tariff questions and issuing Recommendations on them with a view to standardizing telecommunications on a worldwide basis. The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA), which meets every four years, establishes the topics for study by the ITU-T study groups which, in turn, produce Recommendations on these topics. The approval of ITU-T Recommendations is covered by the procedure laid down in WTSA Resolution 1. In some areas of information technology which fall within ITU-T's purview, the necessary standards are prepared on a collaborative basis with ISO and IEC. NOTE In this publication, the expression "Administration" is used for conciseness to indicate both a telecommunication administration and a recognized operating agency. Compliance with this publication is voluntary. However, the publication may contain certain mandatory provisions (to ensure e.g. interoperability or applicability) and compliance with the publication is achieved when all of these mandatory provisions are met. The words "shall" or some other obligatory language such as "must" and the negative equivalents are used to express requirements. The use of such words does not suggest that compliance with the publication is required of any party. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ITU draws attention to the possibility that the practice or implementation of this publication may involve the use of a claimed Intellectual Property Right. ITU takes no position concerning the evidence, validity or applicability of claimed Intellectual Property Rights, whether asserted by ITU members or others outside of the publication development process. As of the date of approval of this publication, ITU had not received notice of intellectual property, protected by patents, which may be required to implement this publication. However, implementors are cautioned that this may not represent the latest information and are therefore strongly urged to consult the TSB patent database.

76 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{2006ITUTRS, title={ITU-T Rec. Series G Supplement 39 (02/2006) Optical system design and engineering considerations}, author={}, year={2006} }