Digital communications
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Appendix 2 Acronyms

APC angle-polished convex (connector)
ASE amplified spontaneous emission
ASK amplitude shift keying
cw continuous wave
DSF dispersion-shifted fibre
DWDM dense wavelength division multiplexing
EDFA erbium-doped fibre amplifier
FWM four-wave mixing
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
IEE Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK)
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA)
ISI inter-symbol interference
ITU-T International Telecommunication Union – Telecommunication Standardization Sector
LAN local area network
LED light-emitting diode
MEMS micro-electro-mechanical system
NZ-DSF non-zero dispersion-shifted fibre
OOK on-off keying
PC physical contact (connector)
PMD polarization mode distortion
RIN relative noise intensity
SBS stimulated Brillouin scattering
SLA semiconductor laser amplifier
SOA semiconductor optical amplifier
SPM self-phase modulation
SRS stimulated Raman scattering
WDM wavelength division multiplexing
XPM cross-phase modulation

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