An SOA-based 1625nm OTDR monitoring system in a bypass configuration is successfully demonstrated for a 350km WDM network. No power penalty is observed in the 10Gb/s WDM transmissions when the OTDR signal is on.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
H. H. Lee, Y. H. Nam, D. Lee, H. S. Chung, and K. Kim, " A Simple and Low-Cost 1625 nm OTDR Monitoring System for 350 km WDM Networks," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OThX2.
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