Apparatus for measuring optical transmission characteristic
Patent 5585954 Issued on December 17, 1996. Estimated Expiration Date: November 29, 2014. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
An apparatus for measuring optical transmission characteristic, which has an input unit of data signal and of clock pulses, a signal decision unit, a display unit and a control unit. The signal decision unit comprises a plurality of signal decision circuits. A Q value employed as a parameter for the evaluation of the transmission characteristic of an optical communication system can be obtained in real time since bit error rates necessary for the calculation of the Q value can be simultaneously obtained by the plurality of signal decision circuits.
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