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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 19, 2007
  • pp: 1461–1466

Fault-detection technique in a WDM-PON

Juhee Park, Jinserk Baik, and Changhee Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 1461-1466 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.001461


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a new in-service fault-localization method for a wavelength division multiplexing passive optical network (WDM-PON). This scheme uses a tunable OTDR realized by a wavelength-locked Fabry-Perot laser diode. We successfully detect the faults both at the feeder fiber and the drop fibers. The resolution and the dynamic range are 100 m and 12 dB, respectively. In addition, the crosstalk induced by the OTDR signal to the transmission data is negligible.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2007
Published: February 19, 2007

Citation
Juhee Park, Jinserk Baik, and Changhee Lee, "Fault-detection technique in a WDM-PON," Opt. Express 15, 1461-1466 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-4-1461


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