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Fibre optic Terminology

This page on Fibre optic terminology describes terms related to optical domain. It covers SDH, PDH, SONET, DWDM, FTTH, WDM, PDMA, wavelength converter, optical ADM, EDFA and SOA.

Fibre optic Terms Basic description RF Wireless World Reference
SDH Stands for Synchronous Digital Hierarchy SONET SDH tutorial
PDH stands for Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy PDH comparison with SDH
SONET Stands for Synchronous Optical Networking SONET vs SDH
DWDM Stands for Dense wavelength division multiplexing DWDM basics
FTTH Stands for Fibre to the Home FTTH basics
WDM stands for wavelength division multiplexing What is WDM
PDMA stands for Polarisation Division Multiple Access What is PDMA
Wavelength converter It converts optical light of one wavelength to the other wavelength. optical wavelength converter
optical ADM optical ADM stands for Add Drop Multiplexer optical ADM
EDFA stands for Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier EDFA
SOA stands for Semiconductor Optical Amplifier SOA

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