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Are Your CATV Laser Transmitters Optimized for Maximum Performance?

Posted by Kevin Miller on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 @ 16:09 PM

As a provider of Optical Modulation Index (OMI) Instruments used for optimizing laser transmitter performance, our organization has the opportunity to work closely with many of the talented technicians and engineers at the leading CATV operators around the world.  As a result of the many discussions related to both the importance and use of OMI for maximizing system performance, there have been a number of consistent topics we have seen regarding the deployment of transmitters in the network.

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Topics: fos 1000a, m2 optics, laser transmitter, catv transmitter, catv laser, optical modulation index, omi

Benchmarking CATV System Performance with OMI

Posted by Kevin Miller on Tue, May 24, 2011 @ 10:05 AM

Benchmarking is a term that is used widely to evaluate one's performance against a standard, which is typically based on the best organizations or processes in your industry.  In most cases, the goals of benchmarking are often centered around key factors such as quality, time, and cost.  In the performance of fiber optic communications systems, benchmarking generally applies to the performance quality of the information provided, but on a second level has an extremely significant impact on both time and cost.

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Topics: optical modulation index, omi, catv system, laser transmitter, omi meter, rf drive level, fos 1000a, catv system operator, catv operators

Optical Modulation Index - Definition & Importance

Posted by Kevin Miller on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 @ 11:03 AM

Optical Modulation Index (OMI) is key variable in determining carrier power and thus Carrier-to-Noise Ratio (CNR), which is a primary factor in the performance of optical communications systems (as you will see in the equation below).

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Topics: optical modulation index, omi, omi meter, cnr, carrier to noise, omi definition, set omi