This Generic Requirements document (GR) represents the Telcordia view of proposed generic criteria and characteristics for
dispersion test sets used to characterize optical fibers. Applications may be in the laboratory or factory, for uncabled or cabled
fiber. There is now a variety of fiber types available, and their choice is particularly important as SONET OC-192 (10 Gb/s) systems
are deployed. Of particular interest is measurement in the outside plant portions of a typical client company's optical network. Such
links may include passive dispersion compensation as well.
The document includes requirements and objectives, and performance tests to compare dispersion test sets against those stated
requirements and objectives. In the Telcordia view, these requirements should be met in order to provide for satisfactory operation in
a typical client company environment. This GR provides criteria against which a chromatic dispersion test set can be analyzed. The
document includes generic operation, mechanical, and performance criteria, and performance tests to compare chromatic dispersion test
sets against the stated criteria.