ATIS Telecom Glossary
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Using the ATIS Telecom Glossary
Annex A: Informative References
The wavelength interval over which the magnitude of all spectral components is equal to or greater than a specified fraction of the magnitude of the component having the maximum value.
In optical communications applications, the usual method of specifying spectral width is the full width at half maximum. This method may be difficult to apply when the spectrum has a complex shape. Another method of specifying spectral width is a special case of root-mean-square deviation where the independent variable is wavelength,
) is a suitable radiometric quantity.
relative spectral width
, is frequently used where
is obtained according to note 1, and
is the center wavelength.
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