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National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference
Los Angeles, California United States
March 4-8, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-935-0
Poster Session 1 (JW2A)

Widely Tunable SOA-Based OTDR Employing a Cost-Effective Source Configuration

Gregory W. Schinn, Hongxin Chen, Robert Baribault, Michel Leclerc, Stéphane Perron, Bernard Ruchet, Étienne Morin-Drouin, and Éric Thomassin  »View Author Affiliations


http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/NFOEC.2012.JW2A.36


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Abstract

We describe an SOA-based tunable pulsed optical source employing a novel topology, which provides pulses of variable duration and rapid rise time for OTDR measurements. Applications to spectral attenuation and CD characterization are illustrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(120.4825) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical time domain reflectometry
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

Citation
G. W. Schinn, H. Chen, R. Baribault, M. Leclerc, S. Perron, B. Ruchet, É. Morin-Drouin, and É. Thomassin, "Widely Tunable SOA-Based OTDR Employing a Cost-Effective Source Configuration," in National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW2A.36.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=NFOEC-2012-JW2A.36


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