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, omi meter, catv system, laser transmitter, 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