Skip to content
Skip to main content

About this free course

Download this course

Share this free course

Digital communications
Digital communications

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Appendix 2 Acronyms

APCangle-polished convex (connector)
ASEamplified spontaneous emission
ASKamplitude shift keying
cwcontinuous wave
DSFdispersion-shifted fibre
DWDMdense wavelength division multiplexing
EDFAerbium-doped fibre amplifier
FWMfour-wave mixing
IECInternational Electrotechnical Commission
IEEInstitution of Electrical Engineers (UK)
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA)
ISIinter-symbol interference
ITU-TInternational Telecommunication Union – Telecommunication Standardization Sector
LANlocal area network
LEDlight-emitting diode
MEMSmicro-electro-mechanical system
NZ-DSFnon-zero dispersion-shifted fibre
OOKon-off keying
PCphysical contact (connector)
PMDpolarization mode distortion
RINrelative noise intensity
SBSstimulated Brillouin scattering
SLAsemiconductor laser amplifier
SOAsemiconductor optical amplifier
SPMself-phase modulation
SRSstimulated Raman scattering
WDMwavelength division multiplexing
XPMcross-phase modulation