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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2006
  • pp: 727–729

1.5 μ m photon-counting optical time-domain reflectometry with a single-photon detector based on upconversion in a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide

Eleni Diamanti, Carsten Langrock, M. M. Fejer, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, and Hiroki Takesue  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 727-729 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000727


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Abstract

Optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR) is one of the most powerful tools in the characterization of optical fiber links. We demonstrate a photon-counting OTDR system at 1.5 μ m with a single-photon detector, which combines frequency upconversion in a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide and a silicon avalanche photodiode. The system exhibits high sensitivity, good spatial resolution, and short measurement time.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5570) Detectors : Quantum detectors
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2005

Citation
Eleni Diamanti, Carsten Langrock, M. M. Fejer, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, and Hiroki Takesue, "1.5 μm photon-counting optical time-domain reflectometry with a single-photon detector based on upconversion in a periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide," Opt. Lett. 31, 727-729 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-6-727


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