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Applications Of Measurement Techniques To Develop Small-Diameter, Undersea Fiber Optic Cables
Author(s): Neil T. Kamikawa; Arthur T. Nakagawa
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Paper Abstract

Attenuation, strain, and optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) measurement techniques were applied successfully in the development of a minimum-diameter, electro-optic sea floor cable. Temperature and pressure models for excess attenuation in polymer coated, graded-index fibers were investigated analytically and experimentally using these techniques in the laboratory. The results were used to select a suitable fiber for the cable. Measurements also were performed on these cables during predeployment and sea-trial testing to verify laboratory results. Application of the measurement techniques and results are summarized in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 December 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0500, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications II, (26 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944591
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Neil T. Kamikawa, Naval Ocean Systems Center (United States)
Arthur T. Nakagawa, Naval Ocean Systems Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0500:
Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications II
Robert L. Galawa, Editor(s)

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