Calculate Maximum Fiber Optic Link Length
Given an optical transmitter and receiver set, the most important question concerning a system designer or integrator is the maximum implementable link length.
To use the Optical Power Budget Calculator select a launch power and receiver sensitivity, then enter values for other required information (Link Length, Number of Patch Points, etc.)
- Attenuation over Corning SMF 28 Single Mode Fiber
- Reserve sensitivity should ideally be > 3dB. Less conservative safety factors may be acceptable as per the system engineer.