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.
© 2012 OSA
(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
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.
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