14 February 2005 Characterization of an optical fiber spool to be used as reference standard for OTDRs distance scale calibration
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Proceedings Volume 5776, Eighth International Symposium on Laser Metrology; (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.611646
Event: Eighth International Conference on Laser Metrology, 2005, Merida, Mexico
Abstract
We present the characterization of an optical fiber spool, of approximately 11 km length, to be used as reference standard for Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs) distance scale calibration in the communications windows. The characterization method, based on the international standard IEC 60793-1-22, uses the phase shift change of a modulated optical signal traveling through the fiber. The method provides the optical length of the fiber as a function of the two dominant influence quantities, optical signal wavelength and temperature of the fiber.
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J. C. Bermudez, W. Schmid, "Characterization of an optical fiber spool to be used as reference standard for OTDRs distance scale calibration", Proc. SPIE 5776, Eighth International Symposium on Laser Metrology, (14 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611646; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.611646
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