There are currently 13 terms in this directory beginning with the letter O.
Open Forward Error Correction
A FEC type adopted by the OpenZR+ and Open ROADM multi-source agreements (MSAs). It provides a greater enhancement than CFEC at the cost of more overhead and energy.OFEC
Open Optical Networking
The network paradigm in which telecom operators are not "locked-in" to a specific vendor and can instead build their networks with parts from different vendors. Achieving this requires the use of common standards and open software interfaces that can work with equipment of different vendors.
An optical device that amplifies an optical signal with the help of an electrical pumping current.
The part of an optical transceiver that handles the generation, modulation, and detecting of light.
A flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing pure glass (silica) or plastic into a diameter slightly thicker than a human hair.
Optical Internetworking Forum
A prominent non-profit consortium that promotes the development of interoperable networking products and services through implementation agreements among different vendors.OIF
The inherent weakening of an optical signal as it passes through a transmission medium like air or fiber. It varies depending on the material used.
A device that imposes a lower-frequency signal (the information) into an optical carrier signal for the purposes of transmission through optical fiber.
Optical phased arrays (OPA)
An optical system that splits the output of a tunable laser into multiple channels and puts different time delays on each channels. This can be used to steer optical beams from a chip without any moving parts, which can be extremely valuable to make communication and LIDAR devices that are more affordable.
Integrating every optical function (including laser, amplifier modulator, detector) on a single chip. This can increase the efficiency of the optical engine and make it easier to mass produce.
An optical communications device that sends an receives signal via optical fiber.