Fiber and Connector Losses in Raman Link Configuration
This document provides important guidelines to be followed when configuring a Raman link regardless of whether you are configuring the Raman link using the Raman installation wizard or the Cisco Transport Planner (CTP) XML file. Ensuring the desired gain and gain flatness is critical to the success of the configuration.
The Raman installation wizard automatically addresses any deviation in connector and fiber splice loss values by displaying warning messages appropriately, provided they are within the limits detailed in Table 1. However, configuration of the Raman link using the CTP XML file is based on the algorithms within CTP. Any deviation in the connector and fiber splice losses values leads to unpredictable behavior of the entire system, in terms of Raman tilt and optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR). For these reasons, configuring the Raman link using the Raman installation wizard is preferred than configuring using the CTP XML file.
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