A setup was built that was suitable for practicable long-range backscattering measurements in single-mode fibers. To avoid nonlinear effects and to reduce costs, low-input powers from a laser diode were used. Three different fibers (0.8, 2, and 3 km long) were tested, and experimental results are given.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 17, 1981
Published: December 1, 1981
S. Heckmann, E. Brinkmeyer, and J. Streckert, "Long-range backscattering experiments in single-mode fibers," Opt. Lett. 6, 634-635 (1981)