Designing optical systems in LC typically starts with selecting a Span
Engineering Rules (SER) package which includes:
System design constrains, e.g., future channel capacity, limitations imposed on
accumulated chromatic dispersion, receiver margins, etc.
Passive and active optical equipment, e.g., OADMs, DCMs and amplifiers.
Optical link engineering methodologies are realized in a synthesis script which
performs link loss and dispersion compensation, places amplifiers, DCMs, attenuators
to meet the system requirements and constrains.
shows some details of the SER package selected for this particular example.