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Optical measurements on overhead optical fiber cables for stresses and damage identification
Author(s): Fabien L. Ravet; Bernard Heens; D. Daniaux; Jean-Christophe Froidure; Michel Blondel; M. Dascotte; P. Lots
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Paper Abstract

This paper concerns the characterization of various trunks of an OPGW based network. No strong fiber aging has been observed but combined OTDR and PMD measurements have pointed out strong cable clamping at suspension pylon. Large local losses have been measured at both 1.55 micrometers and 1.6 micrometers and stress induced birefringent behavior have been experienced. PMD temporal evolution has also been studied. A correlation between temperature variation and PMD evolution has been observed.

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Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328652
Show Author Affiliations
Fabien L. Ravet, Multitel Telecom (Belgium)
Bernard Heens, Multitel Telecom (Belgium)
D. Daniaux, Multitel Telecom (Belgium)
Jean-Christophe Froidure, Multitel Telecom (Belgium)
Michel Blondel, Multitel Telecom (Belgium)
M. Dascotte, Laborelec (Belgium)
P. Lots, Laborelec (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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