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Journal of Lightwave Technology


  • Vol. 25, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1290–1297

Design of Identification Fibers With Individually Assigned Brillouin Frequency Shifts for Monitoring Passive Optical Networks

Daisuke Iida, Nazuki Honda, Hisashi Izumita, and Fumihiko Ito

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 1290-1297 (2007)

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We propose a method for monitoring branched sections in passive optical networks (PONs), where identification fibers are used to distinguish each branched section. We clarify the required characteristics for the separation of the Brillouin frequency shifts of each identification fiber. We design and fabricate identification fibers with well-controlled νB values for PON monitoring based on the required characteristics. The realized Brillouin frequency shift difference is less than 40 MHz from the target, and we achieve a 1-GHz Brillouin frequency shift separation and a 0.06-dB splice loss for standard single-mode fiber. We also demonstrate fault location in a PON using identification fibers connected to a 4-branched splitter. The bending loss in the branched section is successfully located by using the designed identification fibers and a Brillouin optical time domain reflectometer.

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Daisuke Iida, Nazuki Honda, Hisashi Izumita, and Fumihiko Ito, "Design of Identification Fibers With Individually Assigned Brillouin Frequency Shifts for Monitoring Passive Optical Networks," J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 1290-1297 (2007)

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