We have successfully demonstrated the first prototype Gb/s transceiver with integrated built-in 10-cm resolution OTDR capability. The transceiver performs excellently over 2 Gb/s; it is very beneficial for cable plant fault detection and isolation applications.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
E. Y. Chan, M. W. Beranek, and D. N. Harres, " A Novel Gb/s Transceiver with OTDR Built-in-test (BIT) for Health Monitoring of Local Area Newark," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper OWU2.