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Characterization of an optical fiber spool to be used as reference standard for OTDRs distance scale calibration
Author(s): J. C. Bermudez; W. Schmid
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Paper Abstract

We present the characterization of an optical fiber spool, of approximately 11 km length, to be used as reference standard for Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs) distance scale calibration in the communications windows. The characterization method, based on the international standard IEC 60793-1-22, uses the phase shift change of a modulated optical signal traveling through the fiber. The method provides the optical length of the fiber as a function of the two dominant influence quantities, optical signal wavelength and temperature of the fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5776, Eighth International Symposium on Laser Metrology, (14 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611646
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J. C. Bermudez, Ctr. Nacional de Metrologia (Mexico)
W. Schmid, Ctr. Nacional de Metrologia (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5776:
Eighth International Symposium on Laser Metrology
R. Rodriguez-Vera; F. Mendoza-Santoyo, Editor(s)

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