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Distributed optical fiber sensing at 1.65 um using a Q-switched fiber laser
Author(s): Huai H. Kee; Gareth P. Lees; Trevor P. Newson
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Paper Abstract

It is becoming increasingly vital to monitor telecommunication links during operation and installation process. By using a high peak power source and the optical time domain reflectometry technique operating at the wavelength region of 1.6 micrometers , it is possible to monitor conventional C-band Erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) systems whilst transmitting data, and to characterize losses at the higher wavelengths of extended bandwidth systems designed around the L-band EDFA systems. We describe a compact design based on Raman shifting the output of an Erbium-doped Q-switched fiber laser operating at 1.5 micrometers for obtaining a pulsed source at 1.6 micrometers .

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4074, Applications of Optical Fiber Sensors, (31 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397893
Show Author Affiliations
Huai H. Kee, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Gareth P. Lees, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Trevor P. Newson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4074:
Applications of Optical Fiber Sensors
Alan J. Rogers, Editor(s)

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