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chromatic dispersion

In fiber optic transmissions, chromatic dispersion is a term used to describe the spreading of a light pulse as it travels down a fiber when  light pulses launched close together (high data rates) spread too much and result in errors and a loss of information. Chromatic dispersion can be compensated for with the use of dispersion-shifted fiber (DSF).






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