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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — May. 21, 2012
  • pp: 12530–12540

Nondestructive measurement of mode couplings along a multi-core fiber using a synchronous multi-channel OTDR

Masataka Nakazawa, Masato Yoshida, and Toshihiko Hirooka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 12530-12540 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.012530


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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a new technique for measuring mode couplings along a multi-core fiber (MCF) that employs a multi-channel optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR). The mode couplings along seven core fibers are successfully obtained using a synchronous seven-channel OTDR.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(120.4825) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical time domain reflectometry

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2012
Published: May 18, 2012

Citation
Masataka Nakazawa, Masato Yoshida, and Toshihiko Hirooka, "Nondestructive measurement of mode couplings along a multi-core fiber using a synchronous multi-channel OTDR," Opt. Express 20, 12530-12540 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-11-12530


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