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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 24674–24679

217 km long distance photon-counting optical time-domain reflectometry based on ultra-low noise up-conversion single photon detector

Guo-Liang Shentu, Qi-Chao Sun, Xiao Jiang, Xiao-Dong Wang, Jason S. Pelc, M. M. Fejer, Qiang Zhang, and Jian-Wei Pan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 24674-24679 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.024674


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Abstract

We demonstrate a photon-counting optical time-domain reflectometry with 42.19 dB dynamic range using an ultra-low noise up-conversion single photon detector. By employing the long-wave pump technique and a volume Bragg grating, we achieve a noise equivalent power of −139.7 dBm/ Hz for our detector. We perform the OTDR experiments using a fiber of length approximate 217 km, and show that our system can identify defects along the entire fiber length in a measurement time of 13 minutes.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors
(120.4825) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical time domain reflectometry

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2013
Published: October 8, 2013

Citation
Guo-Liang Shentu, Qi-Chao Sun, Xiao Jiang, Xiao-Dong Wang, Jason S. Pelc, M. M. Fejer, Qiang Zhang, and Jian-Wei Pan, "217 km long distance photon-counting optical time-domain reflectometry based on ultra-low noise up-conversion single photon detector," Opt. Express 21, 24674-24679 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-21-24674


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