An efficient monitoring method having a very short measurement time (a few seconds) is proposed. The equal-length branches can be effectively monitored, but also the information of temperature at any place in the network can be obtained. The feasibility of this technique is experimentally demonstrated.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2010
Published: June 30, 2010
Kivilcim Yüksel, Marc Wuilpart, Véronique Moeyaert, and Patrice Mégret, "Novel Monitoring Technique for Passive Optical Networks Based on Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry and Fiber Bragg Gratings," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 2, 463-468 (2010)