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Optical Engineering

Distributed chromatic dispersion measurement along an optical fiber transmission system with improved correction factor
Author(s): Imran Baig Mirza; Touru Miyauchi; Masaaki M. Imai; Shinya Sato
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, the OTDR-based method has become a familiar technique for measuring chromatic dispersion distribution along an optical-fiber transmission system. In this paper, a nondestructive measurement technique is presented. This technique uses a four-wavelength bidirectional optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) to measure the chromatic dispersion distribution along an optical-fiber transmission system. A new formulation has been developed to enhance the correction factor, which leads to an improved and precise measurement. The obtained experimental results are in good agreement with those obtained by the interferometric technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 45(11) 115003 doi: 10.1117/1.2388159
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 45, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Imran Baig Mirza, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Touru Miyauchi, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Masaaki M. Imai, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Shinya Sato, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)


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