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31 August 2000 Distributed optical fiber sensing at 1.65 μm using a Q-switched fiber laser
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Proceedings Volume 4074, Applications of Optical Fiber Sensors; (2000)
Event: Symposium on Applied Photonics, 2000, Glasgow, United Kingdom
It is becoming increasingly vital to monitor telecommunication links during operation and installation process. By using a high peak power source and the optical time domain reflectometry technique operating at the wavelength region of 1.6 micrometers , it is possible to monitor conventional C-band Erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) systems whilst transmitting data, and to characterize losses at the higher wavelengths of extended bandwidth systems designed around the L-band EDFA systems. We describe a compact design based on Raman shifting the output of an Erbium-doped Q-switched fiber laser operating at 1.5 micrometers for obtaining a pulsed source at 1.6 micrometers .
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Huai H. Kee, Gareth P. Lees, and Trevor P. Newson "Distributed optical fiber sensing at 1.65 μm using a Q-switched fiber laser", Proc. SPIE 4074, Applications of Optical Fiber Sensors, (31 August 2000);

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