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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
Los Angeles, California United States
March 4-8, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-938-1
Fiber Measurements (OTh3I)

Nondestructive Measurement of Mode Couplings along a Multi-Core Fiber Using a Multi-Channel OTDR

Masataka Nakazawa, Masato Yoshida, and Toshihiko Hirooka  »View Author Affiliations


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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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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(120.4825) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical time domain reflectometry

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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