ABSTRACT: This document provides the view of Telcordia on generic criteria for dispersion compensators intended for use in Local Exchange Carrier
(LEC) systems and other telecommunications networks. Generally, dispersion compensation is used to move the zero-dispersion wavelength
of a length of Dispersion-Unshifted single-mode Fiber (DUF) from the 1310 nm region to the 1550 nm region. Dispersion compensation for
1550 nm operation over 1310 nm-optimized cable plant is of increasing importance to many system operators for OC-192 (10 Gbps)
transmission using Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs).