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Re: [10GMMF] TP3 3-impulse test proposal

Thank you for the various comments and questions relating to our TP3
3-impulse test proposal.  I will endeavour to address them all here:

Paul Kolesar asked:

1] > What is the purpose of this dynamic test?

Our aim was to produce a test which would verify that the equaliser can
track a changing channel response, as suggested by Lew Aronson.

2] > Does its purpose explain why the pre and post cursors never exceed
the amplitude of the central pulse?

Our intention was to provide stress commensurate with the Cambridge
fibres throughout the test.

3] > Has anyone analyzed other test cases with more or less than three

Yes, Petre Popescu has done some excellent work on this topic recently.

4] > What has led to the choice of three?

Ease of implementation.  We simply took Lew Aronson's 3-impulse
proposal, and we believe we have verified that it can produce an
appropriate level of stress, measured with the PIE metrics.

Sudeep Bhoja commented:

5] > I would suggest that we use Tx rise times consistent with TP2
specifications for computing the link dispersion penalty from the fiber
models. Hence, using 30ps for the Tx rise time under estimates the
dispersion penalty. For reference, the -LR rise time is 47.1ps for the
20-80% rise time of the Tx.

We chose the 30ps rise time filter for consistency with Petre Popescu's
work.  As we are making a comparison between PIE metrics for the
3-impulse test and PIE metrics for the Cambridge fibers (using the same
filters in both cases), the exact rise time of the tx filter has very
little effect on the result.

Changing from a 30ps rise time to a 47.1ps rise time, the increases in
the PIEs for the 80th centile Cambridge fiber at 220m are matched (to
within 0.1dBo) by similar increases in the PIEs for the 3-impulse tests.

Tom Lindsay asked:

6] > Please clarify for me - is this work focused only on a dynamic
test, or does it also suggest a static test? Would the dynamic test be
separate or combined with a static stress test?

Lew Aronson has proposed separating the static and dynamic tests, and we
were focusing on the dynamic test.  It may be advantageous to define
something simpler to implement for the static test, for example a fixed
low-pass filter.

Lew Aronson commented:

7] > We should do this calculation (and all similar calculations) for
300m as well as 220m.

I will add 300m figures to the slides.

8] > I am concerned about deriving the details of the impulse response
parameters solely from PIE metrics... I would suggest that, at least in
the case of the dT choice, that the fiber models and Petre's work be
used to determine the approximate choice, and that we live with a larger
difference in PIE-L and PIE-D that results.

This is a good point.  However, we felt that it would be desirable to
make the dynamic test straightforward to implement, with the idea that
one could rely on the static test to verify that equaliser
implementations have adequate time span.