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Long-term stability of aerial optical cables with respect to gigabit/s data rates
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Paper Abstract

For the extension of existing optical fiber links to higher data transfer rates in the multi-gigabit range and the expected higher power density due to DWDM one must consider possible limitations of the deployed cables. Many investigations have identified polarization mode dispersion PMD as a crucial parameter especially for cables exposed to environmental stresses. Three aerial optical fiber cable links were characterized by measuring PMD, optical time domain reflectometry OTDR, polarization-OTDR, and bit error rate BER. Measurement results over several days are correlated to temperature data from weather stations along the cable lines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4940, Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.468277
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Marcel Held, EMPA-Swiss Federal Labs. for Materials Testing and Research (Switzerland)
Rolf Brönnimann, EMPA-Swiss Federal Labs. for Materials Testing and Research (Switzerland)
Philipp M. Nellen, EMPA-Swiss Federal Labs. for Materials Testing and Research (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4940:
Reliability of Optical Fiber Components, Devices, Systems, and Networks
Hans G. Limberger; M. John Matthewson, Editor(s)

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