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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1983
  • pp: 1910–1914

Measurement of the fiber loss spectrum using fiber Raman optical-time-domain reflectometry

Masataka Nakazawa and Masamitsu Tokuda  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 1910-1914 (1983)

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A new technique for the loss spectrum measurement of a fiber has been demonstrated by using fiber Raman optical-time-domain reflectometry. A Raman laser composed of a Nd3+:YAG laser simultaneously oscillating at two wavelengths and a multimode fiber generates a quasi-continuum spectrum, resulting from superimposings of sequential stimulated Raman scattering and stimulated four-photon mixings. The loss spectra of two fibers were measured and were in good agreement with those obtained by the conventional cutback method within ±0.05 dB/km.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 2, 1982
Published: June 15, 1983

Masataka Nakazawa and Masamitsu Tokuda, "Measurement of the fiber loss spectrum using fiber Raman optical-time-domain reflectometry," Appl. Opt. 22, 1910-1914 (1983)

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