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Recent Advances In Optical Time Domain Reflectometry
Author(s): R. W. Vanlint; S. J. Barber
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Paper Abstract

The sensitivity and performance of single-mode Optical Time Domain Reflectometers has to date been insufficient to fully satisfy the requirements of the long haul telecommunications industry. Three approaches to the problem have been considered, namely conventional direct detection, long wavelength photon counting and coherent detection. The relative merits of these techniques are discussed with particular emphasis on the significance of new optical component developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0522, Fibre Optics '85, (22 August 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946222
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R. W. Vanlint, Cossor Electronics Ltd (UK)
S. J. Barber, Cossor Electronics Ltd (UK)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0522:
Fibre Optics '85
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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