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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.26.000440


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Abstract

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.

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

Citation
Junichi Nakayama, Keigo Iizuka, and John Nielsen, "Optical fiber fault locator by the step frequency method," Appl. Opt. 26, 440-443 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-26-3-440


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