Digital communications
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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

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