Calculated Optical Loss

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Determine Fiber Optic Attenuation
  • How long is the fiber run?
  • Fiber attenuation is 3 dB/km @ 850 nm

Total Fiber Attenuation:

Determine Connector Loss
  • connector pair(s)
  • dB (.75 is default)

Total Connector Pair Loss:

Determine Splice Loss
  • mechanical splice(s) (0.25 dB/splice)
  • fusion splice(s) (0.10 dB/splice)

Total Splice Loss:

Total Calculated System Budget
  • Available Loss Budget

    dB
  • Total Calculated Loss is

  • dB
    (3 is default)
  • Calculated Loss Budget Reserve

    Calculated Loss Budget Shortage

    dB