A novel technique of remotely detecting fiber fuse from the electrical spectrum of backreflected light is proposed and demonstrated. When fuse occurred, a rise in signal level over 50dB was observed for frequencies ranging ~20-500KHz.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.1820) Other areas of optics : Damage
K. S. Abedin and T. Morioka, "Remote Detection of Fiber Fuse Propagating in Optical Fibers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper OThD5.
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