Link parameters, including Bit-Error-Ratio (BER), jitter, instantaneous and transient losses, and effective bandwidth, are defined, and their effects on fiber optic LAN (Local Area Network) link design are quantified. Measurement conditions appropriate to LAN applications and economical options available to fiber optic systems designers are discussed.
Ernest M. Kim,
"Practical Fiber Optic LAN System Design", Proc. SPIE 0559, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III, (19 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949601; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949601