30 May 2006 Analysis and estimation of errors occurring during fiber optic link attenuation measurements by the optical time domain reflectometry technique
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Proceedings Volume 6277, Optical Technologies for Telecommunications 2005; 62770F (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.692971
Event: Optical Technologies for Telecommunications 2005, 2005, Ufa, Russian Federation
Abstract
Optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR), based on Rayleigh backscattering time domain method, is one of the basic measurement instrument for optical fiber link parameters determination. However, OTDR provides only an indirect measurements that allows to additional errors. Analysis and evaluation of errors, occurring during fiber optic link attenuation measurements by Rayleigh backscattering time domain method are proposed. Results of experimental investigations of the error of quasi-regular section attenuation measurement, depending on signal-to-noise ratio and section length are represented. Recommendations to OTDR operating mode selections are defined.
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Vladimir S. Baskakov, Anton V. Bourdine, Alvetina L. Kosova, "Analysis and estimation of errors occurring during fiber optic link attenuation measurements by the optical time domain reflectometry technique", Proc. SPIE 6277, Optical Technologies for Telecommunications 2005, 62770F (30 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692971; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.692971
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