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The Present and Future OTDR
Author(s): R. E. DuPuy
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Paper Abstract

The state of the art in optical time domain reflectometry is described from the viewpoint of the instrument designer, with emphasis on single-mode technology. The fundamental OTDR range/resolution tradeoff is reviewed, along with its practical implications for measurement accuracy. Finally, prospects for future OTDR performance improvements are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1985
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0559, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III, (19 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949591
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R. E. DuPuy, Photon Kinetics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0559:
Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications III
Robert L. Galawa, Editor(s)

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