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13 July 1978 A Fiber-Optic Time Domain Reflectometer
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Proceedings Volume 0139, Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices I; (1978)
Event: 1978 Technical Symposium East, 1978, Washington, D.C., United States
An optical time domain reflectometer is described which combines in one instrument the basic capability to analyze several important fiber characteristics. The device uses the polarization properties of light to enable high sensitivity fault detection close to the fiber input end; its probe pulse temporal characteristics and high gain photodetector in combination provide excellent discontinuity location resolution in long lossy fibers, and give an indication of fiber dispersion at large bandwidths.
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M. A. Nelson, T. J. Davies, P. B. Lyons, J. E. Golob, and L. D. Looney "A Fiber-Optic Time Domain Reflectometer", Proc. SPIE 0139, Guided Wave Optical Systems and Devices I, (13 July 1978);

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