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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1985
  • pp: 2313–2322

Optical time-domain reflectometer specifications and performance testing

Bruce L. Danielson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 15, pp. 2313-2322 (1985)

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From a researcher’s as well as a user’s point of view, it is highly desirable to adopt a common basis for specifying optical time-domain reflectometer performance parameters. This paper proposes some procedures and test methods which permit these devices to be characterized in a consistent way. Passive test fixtures are also described which may facilitate measurements of dynamic range and other reflectometer properties.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 26, 1985
Published: August 1, 1985

Bruce L. Danielson, "Optical time-domain reflectometer specifications and performance testing," Appl. Opt. 24, 2313-2322 (1985)

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