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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1987
  • pp: 440–443

Optical fiber fault locator by the step frequency method

Junichi Nakayama, Keigo Iizuka, and John Nielsen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 440-443 (1987)

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A step frequency method (SFM) is proposed as a new scheme for an optical fiber fault locator. The principle of operation and significant features of the method are described. The feasibility was demonstrated by detecting the discontinuities in a 10-km long multimode fiber using the 830-nm wavelength. The results demonstrate the feasibility of using the SFM in practical fiber optical networks.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 16, 1986
Published: February 1, 1987

Junichi Nakayama, Keigo Iizuka, and John Nielsen, "Optical fiber fault locator by the step frequency method," Appl. Opt. 26, 440-443 (1987)

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