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Optical Engineering

Measuring chromatic dispersion and modal interference with an optical time-domain reflectometer
Author(s): Vincent C. Y. So; Michel Lessard; Paul J. Vella
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Paper Abstract

Introducing a wavelength-tunable source and a wavemeter, make it possible to modify a conventional optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) to measure chromatic dispersion and modal interference levels in addition to transmission attenuation, return loss, and fiber length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(9) doi: 10.1117/12.145049
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent C. Y. So, Fibernet (Canada)
Michel Lessard, Bell Canada (Canada)
Paul J. Vella, Digital Equipment of Canada Ltd. (Canada)


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