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10 GbE

10 Gigabit Ethernet

10 GFC

10 Gigabit Fibre Channel

1000BaseT

1000 Megabits per Second, twisted-pair cable version of an IEEE 802.3 network

100BaseT

100 Megabits per Second, twisted-pair cable version of an IEEE 802.3 network

100g

100 Gigabits

10G-EPON

10 Gbits Ethernet Passive Optical Network

3G

Third-Generation wireless

4G

Fourth-Generation wireless

ADM

Add/drop multiplexing

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

APC

Angled physical contact

APD

Avalanche Photodiode

ASOF

Application specific optical fiber

ATM

Asynchronous transfer mode

AWG

Arrayed waveguide gratings

BER

Bit error rate

BERT

Bit error rate tester

CATV

Community antenna television

CD

Chromatic dispersion

CFP

100G Form-Factor Pluggables

CLEC

Competitive local exchange carrier

CSFP

Compact Small Form-Factor Pluggable

CVR

Converter Module

CWDM

Coarse wavelength division multiplexing

dB

Decibel

dBm

Decibels relative to one milliwatt

DCF

Dispersion-compensating fiber

DFB

Distributed feedback

DGD

Differential group delay

DMD

Differential mode delay

DOCSIS

Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification

DPOE

Docsis Provisioning Over Ethernet

DSF

Dispersion-shifted fiber

DUT

Device Under Test

DWDM

Dense wavelength division multiplexing

EDFA

Erbium-doped fiber amplifier

EIA

Electronic Industries Alliance

EPON

Ethernet Passive Optical Networks

ER

Extinction Ratio

FBG

Fiber Braggs grating

FBT

Fused biconical taper

FEC

Forward Error Correction

FDDI

Fiber distributed data interface

FOTP

Fiber optic test procedure

FOTS

Fiber optic transmission system

FP

Fabry-Perot laser

FSWDM

Full spectrum wavelength division multiplexing

FTTB

Fiber to the business or building

FTTC

Fiber to the curb or customer

FTTD

Fiber to the desk

FTTH

Fiber to the home

FTTN

Fiber to the neighborhood

FTTO

Fiber to the office

FTTP

Fiber to the pedestal or pedestal

FTTx

Fiber to the user

FWM

Four wave mixing

GFF

Gain flattening filter

GHz

Gigahertz

GEPON

Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network

GPON

Gigabit Passive Optical Network

GR

General recommendation

GRIN

Graded index

HDCM

High dispersion compensating module

HFC

Hybrid Fiber Coax

IEEE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IP

Internet protocol

ISO

International Standards Organization

ITU

International Telecommunications Union

IXC

Integra Cross Connect

LAN

Local area network

LASER

Light Amplification by Stimulated Emissions of Radiation

LED

Light-emitting diode

LGX

Light Guide Cross Connect

LOC

Latched optical coupling

LWP

Low water peak

MCPC

Mode-conditioning patchcord

MEMS

Microelectromechanical systems

MFD

Mode field diameter

MMF

Multimode fiber

MPO

Mult

MSA

Multi Source Agreement

NA

Numerical aperture

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NM

NanoMeter

NZDS

Nonzero dispersion shifted fiber

OADM

Optical add/drop multiplexer

OAM&P

Operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning

OEO

Optical electrical optical

OFL

Overfilled launch

OFSTP

Optical fiber system test procedures

OI

Optical isolator

OLT

Optical line terminal

OM2/3/4

Optical Multimode

ONT

Optical network terminal

ONU

Optical network unit

OSA

Optical spectrum analyzer, optical sub-assembly or Optical Society of America.

OSNR

Optical Signal to Noise Ratio

OTDM

Optical time division multiplexing

OTDR

Optical time domain reflectometer

OTN

Optical transport network

PDL

Polarization dependent loss

PIN

Positive intrinsic negative

PING

Packet InterNet Grouper

PLC

Planar lightwave circuit

PMD

Polarization mode dispersion

PON

Passive optical network

PRBS

Pseudo Random Binary Sequence

QSFP+

Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable

RIN

Relative intensity noise

RML

Restricted mode launch

ROADM

Reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer

RoHS

Restriction of Hazardous Substances

SAN

Storage area network

SDH

Synchronous digital hierarchy

SFF

Small Form Factor

SFP

Small Form-Factor Pluggable

SMF

Singlemode fiber

SNR

Signal-to-noise ratio

SONET

Synchronous optical network

SWDM

Selective wavelength division multiplexing

THz

Terra Hertz

TIA

Telecommunications Industry Association

TXM

1000baseT Cross-Connect Multirate

UPC

Ultra physical contact

VCSEL

Vertical cavity surface emitting laser

VOA

Variable optical attenuator

VP

Virtual path

WAN

Wide area network

WDM

Wavelength division multiplexing

WSS

Wavelength selectable switch

XPM

Cross-phase modulation

ZWP

Zero water peak