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Impact of fiber backscatter on loop video transmission without optical isolator
Author(s): Santanu K. Das; Josef P. Ocenasek
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Paper Abstract

When a semiconductor laser is coupled to an optical fiber without an isolator sharp intensity noise spikes can occur due to Rayleigh backscatter. It is shown that these spikes can be suppressed by self locking the laser with a discrete reflection of magnitude comparable to Rayleigh backscatter. This approach is of interest for certain low-cost lightwave applications such as the subscriber ioop where the use of optical isolators may not be desirable due to cost constraints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1363, Fiber Optics in the Subscriber Loop, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24596
Show Author Affiliations
Santanu K. Das, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Josef P. Ocenasek, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1363:
Fiber Optics in the Subscriber Loop
Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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