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Characterization of plastic optical fibers by optical time-domain reflectometry
Author(s): Stefan Mohr
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Paper Abstract

A new optical time-domain reflectometer has been developed to investigate standard plastic optical fibers with PMMA as core material. The reflectometer allows to locate reflections and to obtain the fiber attenuation characteristics by analyzing the time dependence of the detected Rayleigh backscattered light. The measurement setup is working with 660 nm wavelength typical for transmission systems with PMMA fibers. Oversampling and digital signal processing including convolution and deconvolution decrease noise floor and increase the measurement resolution to the range of ten centimeters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1799, Specialty Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms and Plastic Optical Fibers, (9 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141364
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Stefan Mohr, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1799:
Specialty Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms and Plastic Optical Fibers
Luis Figueroa; Mototaka Kitazawa; Norris E. Lewis; Robert E. Steele; Deepak Varshneya, Editor(s)

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