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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1988
  • pp: 233–235

High-resolution and high-sensitivity optical-time-domain reflectometer

C. G. Bethea, B. F. Levine, S. Cova, and G. Ripamonti  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 3, pp. 233-235 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000233


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Abstract

We demonstrate a photon-counting optical-time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) operating at a wavelength of 0.85 μm at room temperature with high sensitivity (3 × 10−15 W) at high resolution (1.5 cm, 150 psec). Measurements of splice losses and Rayleigh scattering losses less then 0.1 dB with centimeter resolution are demonstrated to be possible with such an OTDR.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 28, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 1987
Published: March 1, 1988

Citation
C. G. Bethea, S. Cova, G. Ripamonti, and B. F. Levine, "High-resolution and high-sensitivity optical-time-domain reflectometer," Opt. Lett. 13, 233-235 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-3-233

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