A new method for measuring mode-couplings along a multi-core fiber (MCF) is proposed that uses a multi-channel OTDR technique. Using a synchronous seven-channel OTDR, we have successfully measured the mode-couplings along a 2.9 km-long MCF.
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M. Nakazawa, M. Yoshida, and T. Hirooka, "Nondestructive Measurement of Mode Couplings along a Multi-Core Fiber Using a Multi-Channel OTDR," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OTh3I.3.
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